Family walk 26 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

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A FAMILY group from Pulborough completed a 26-mile Memory Walk from Stonehenge in Wiltshire in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The walk was on September 11 and Isabelle Butcher said: “My parents and I set off at 8.30am from Stonehenge on

our 26 mile trek to the stone circles in Avebury, along with 300 other people also walking and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“The first 13 miles was across Salisbury Plain complete with hills. The second 13 miles was more interesting, as we walked along the Kennet and Avon Canal, and walked through pretty rural Wiltshire villages. It took us

across Silsbury Hill and right up and around Pewsey Hill – where the white horse is situated. Never have we seen the white horse so close!

“The last bit was a little more exciting - if exciting is the right word - as we got chased by a bull just before the finish line. It was an enormous relief to see the finish line after nine hours of walking, and the crowds cheering. We were blessed to have good weather.

“Now we are all feeling the pain but we are so glad we did it particularly as it’s for a charity close to our hearts as my grandmother has Alzheimer’s and it is so sad for all seeing a person change so rapidly.

“I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and if anyone would like to donate our justgiving page is www.justgiving.com/butcherfamily

Or please send donations to: Isabelle Butcher c/o Alzheimer’s Society Devon, House 58 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1LB.”