Ali and Lisa Williams from Ash Brake in North Swindon will be trekking Hadrian’s Wall from 11 to 13 July in aid of ovarian cancer research.
Their fundraising target is £2000, and they have already achieved just over 80 per cent of this through individual donations and a well-supported charity evening at Lydiard Park in April.
Explaining why the charity is so important to them Ali said: “Lisa’s Mum’s best friend Tracey Toop has terminal ovarian cancer so this walk is dedicated to her. It’s a disease that doesn’t have the same amount of funding in comparison to other cancers that affect women.
"It is described as the silent killer because often by the time the symptoms are diagnosed it has already reached secondary stage in other organs.”
Ali and Lisa will walk the 25 miles across country over two days, camping overnight after 15 miles. Their training schedule currently includes walks with their 9 month old puppy up White Horse Hill, around Barbary Castle, and a 13 mile round trip from their home to Lydiard Park.
Support their cause: justgiving.com/Ali-LisaWilliams