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Best friends walk 100 miles

Walking the length of The South Downs for The Teenage Cancer Trust, 

(left to right) Bethany Evans with her best friend Hannah Thistleton. 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (141900-7384)

Walking the length of The South Downs for The Teenage Cancer Trust, (left to right) Bethany Evans with her best friend Hannah Thistleton. Picture: Malcolm Wells (141900-7384)

TWO best friends gritted their teeth and pushed through the pain barrier to help teenagers with cancer.

Bethany Evans and Hannah Thistleton, both 17, walked 100 miles in just four days along the South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne.

The pair wanted to help the Teenage Cancer Trust after Bethany went to watch a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Bethany, of Plaitford Grove, Leigh Park, said: ‘There was a girl called Amy who has cancer and she was really poorly when they brought her out on the stage.

‘I just thought how different her life must have been to mine. People don’t understand how teenagers cope with it. Teenagers are so different to adults and children and need their own support.’

The friends, both students at South Downs College, spoke of their relief of getting to the finish line.

Bethany said: ‘It was really tough. The first day was fine, but on the last day we did not think we would make it, but we did. It was a relief.

‘I have got bad knees and they were really playing up. I was constantly using the muscle rub and they were strapped up.’ Bethany said they both really pleased after raising £1,280 for the charity.

To donate to the cause visit justgiving.com/bhewalk

 

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