Intrepid Wisbech duo take on Scottish trail

Anthony Dann pictured at the original end of the West Highland Way with friend Andy Graham. nyhs-VTTxBvox2soQ5FW
Anthony Dann pictured at the original end of the West Highland Way with friend Andy Graham. nyhs-VTTxBvox2soQ5FW
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Two Wisbech friends have raised £1,500 for charity after walking a gruelling 108 miles in just five days.

Anthony Dann and Andy Graham completed the Scottish West Highland Way trail walk last month in aid of two different causes.

Anthony took on the challenge in aid of Spinal Research, raising £1,100 so far, and Andy has raised around £350 for the Blake McMillen Trust, which aims to find a cure for the genetic disorder, Mecp2 Duplication Syndrome.

Anthony decided to do the trek in honour of his “inspirational” sister Becky, who has battled spinal problems from a very young age and suffers from scoliosis (curvature of the spine).

She has endured several operations over the years, and needs the use of a wheelchair most of the time.

It was the third National Trail walk he has completed, and second in aid of charity, but said it was the most difficult yet.

He said: “I have to say it was the hardest and most rewarding journeys I have been on. The views and people you meet along the way makes it all worthwhile and, of course, raising vital funds for Spinal Research.

“At my hardest moments I kept thinking of Becky and all the things that she has gone through and that gave me that extra push I needed.”

Andy said: “It was a very challenging experience, but I enjoyed it immensely, especially all the people we met and the views. We would both like to say a big thank you for all the support from our family, friends and our charities.”