An amazing group of fundraisers has completed a mammoth trek up the UK’s highest mountain in support of Demelza.
A group of 65 people took on Ben Nevis at the weekend.
So far they have raised more than £72,000 between them, with more donations still to come in.
The group flew up to Edinburgh on two different flights on Friday 12th June and then headed by coach to their hotel in Fort William.
The trek took place the following day, and after battling wind, rain and lots of snow, the fastest people completed it in five hours 30 minutes.
At the end of the day when they had made it back down, they were treated to a celebration meal where they were all presented with a medal and a trophy.
Among those taking part were Mette Mewett, 40, and Louise Kjaertinge, 40.
The pair’s team name was the Dotty Danes and they signed up as Mette’s daughter Anna was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was four.
She’s been in remission for more than four years but while she was having treatment the family was given support by Demelza’s hospice in Sittingbourne.
As well as to raise money for the charity, Mette, of Charles Street, and Louise, of Reculver Drive, also did the challenge to celebrate their 40th birthdays.
On the trip, they met with another Herne Bay walker, mum-of-four Claire Turner, whose son Stanley is also a Demelza service user.
The six-year-old has Crouzon Syndrome and has been coming to Demelza for around two years.