Norton woman walks 100km to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society

Ellen at the finish line.

Ellen at the finish line.

First published in News

A NORTON woman has raised more than £1,100 for a charity that has supported her father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Ellen Jones, aged 43, was so touched with the assistance her family received from the Alzheimer's Society since her father, Denis Riley, aged 78, developed the condition that she was determined to give something back.

She raised the cash by completing the gruelling London 2 Brighton Challenge, which saw her walk for 100km non-stop.

After setting off from Richmond Old Deer Park in London, on May 24, she reached her final destination, Brighton Racecourse, 29 hours and 38 minutes later.

Ellen said: "I found the challenge both difficult and enjoyable, the harsh weather conditions, mud and the physical tiredness certainly made it a challenge.

"I would like to thank all those who provided sponsorship, mainly family, friends, regulars at the Crown, Oldswinford, and the New Inn, Norton."

Donations are still being accepted online at www.justgiving.com/ellenjones70.

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