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April 2, 2021
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IN THE NEWS: The heart-warming reason why two friends are walking 500,000 for charity

A local lady has shown her appreciation for the treatment that saved her grandads life by undertaking a 11,000 steps a day challenge to raise money for a national charity.

Rachel Stewart, from Seaton, completed the March the Month for Prostate Cancer challenge with her friend, Becky, and smashed her 300,000 step target, reaching 500,000.

They have both raised £1,500 so far for Prostate Cancer UK, but with their donation page still open, they hope to stretch that too.

The cause was close to both their hearts, as both Rachel’s grandad and Becky’s dad had prostate cancer.

“If it wasn’t for the treatment that they’ve been receiving over the years, they wouldn’t be with us today,” said Rachel.

“We decided we wanted to give something back, and we also wanted to motivate ourselves to do more exercise over lockdown as we both haven’t been walking far especially with working from home.

“With having an office job this made it more challenging to get the steps in and we had to fit time in to walk 5.5 mile per day.”

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