TWO brave fundraisers completed a 26-mile trek to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Marie Beales is a vet and Sarah Kelly is a veterinary nurse at the Highcliff Veterinary Practice in Factory Lane, Brantham.

Marie, 29, of Brantham, and Sarah Kelly, 24, have raised more than £1,650 so far in memory of Marie’s grandmother.

Janet Long died earlier this year having been diagnosed with vascular dementia last year.

The two women decided to complete the 26-mile trek in the Brecon Beacons in Wales to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The pair set off on Trek26 at 6.45am.

About 900 participants walked for 12 hours to complete the course.

Marie said: “I feel pleased. I didn’t expect to raise that much money and I feel very good.

“The course was tough and it was very steep.

“The toughest point was when we had to climb Pen Y Fan, as we both suffer from knee injuries and the descents were hard as well.

“We only had three stops during the whole day.

“So we were exhausted at the end of the day, but really pleased. There were times when we thought we wouldn’t make it.”

The two veterinary practitioners raised the money via justgiving pages as well as through a bake sale at the practice, which raised more than £400, and through sponsor forms.

Marie said they had plenty of support from the organisers of the event and she would definitely do the Trek26 again.

People who would like to sign up for Trek26 for next year have to pay a registration fee of £25 for the 26-miles trek and £20 for the 13-mile one.

The rules state each person who enters has to raise a minimum of £300 for the 26-mile and £200 for the 13-mile track.

To find out more and to sign up visit

Marie and Sarah are still waiting for the final amount, as the fundraising pages close in two weeks’s time.

Anyone wanting to donate to the cause can go to and