A woman from Ramsbottom has completed a 20-mile charity walk in aid of a cause close to her family.

Lysha Holmes decided to organise a charity walk from Ramsbottom to Altrincham to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund that specifically raises funds for the research into early treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Her father Simon was diagnosed with the disease last October and within 10 days he died.

Out of all the common cancers, pancreatic cancer is the most fatal and only five per cent of people diagnose survive.

Lysha said: “We couldn’t have hoped for better weather, and we set off from the urn in Ramsbottom.

“We walked all the way from the A56 all the way up through Bury into Whitefield and Prestwich and we got loads of people honking us and waving at us and it was such a nice feeling.

“We had bright pink t-shirts on with my dad’s face on and we stopped in Whitefield at Moonbeam Coffee House and in there was where we found out we had hit our £5,000 target.”

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The donations currently stand at £6,370 and the JustGiving page will still be open to donate to until May 29.

Lysha added: “The walk was not just to raise money it was also about raising awareness about pancreatic cancer too.

“It got warmer and warmer, and we didn’t stop all day. We got to Altrincham, and we did over 50,000 steps.

“Overall, it went brilliantly, although it was a very sad thing that’s happened it was really quite an amazing momentous thing to be doing as a group of people.”

The walk was completed by Lysha and her sister Rebecca Rubinstein, her two business partners Shannon Rowlands and Laura Dutton, Sean Anderson who is the CEO of Hoxo Media and Jake Anderson, founder of One Life who both sponsor a podcast Lysha runs.

The link to the JustGiving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/quirecruitmenthoxorammytohale2022.