Cubs walk 600 miles to support leader diagnosed with cancer

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 May 2018

Some of the hikers at the end

Some of the hikers at the end

Beavers, cubs and scouts joined forces to walk more than 600 miles in aid of Cancer Research to support one of their leaders who has been diagnosed with the illness.

Cubs ready to start their hike from ShiphamCubs ready to start their hike from Shipham

Members of the cub pack from the 1st Sandford and Churchill Scout Group enlisted the help of beavers, scouts and their families and friends to take on the challenge.

Cub leaders Lisa Collins and Esther Glanfield wanted to show their support for fellow leader Sarah Hathway who is undergoing cancer treatment and they came up with the idea of a hike along West Mendip Way.

Everyone finished on the village green at Priddy and the last hikers finished in a time of 6hrs and 45mins.

Lisa and Esther said: “It was a very tough challenge for our young people but they did amazingly well and we are very proud of every one of them.

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“Not only did we walk a collective total of 664 miles but we also smashed our fundraising goal of £500, and the total is still increasing.”

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