A GROUP of dedicated women from the Evesham area have raised more than £4,000 for the charity Breast Cancer Now.

Throughout last month, 14 local women each pledged to walk 100 miles as part of a national campaign to raise money and awareness for the breast cancer charity.

The fundraiser was organised by Offenham resident Tabi Ellis who was herself diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020.

She was joined by 13 friends and family, one of whom was also diagnosed last May and is still receiving treatment for the disease.

Between them, they walked 1,518 miles during the wettest May on record, raising over £4,000.

Tabi said: “It was hard work, but every mile walked was in celebration of all those battling and living with the effects of this devastating disease that touches so many.

“May has been a challenge in many different ways for most of us, emotionally and physically, not to forget the rain!

“But we kept going and supported each other, and we all got there. I couldn’t feel luckier than I do right now to have such an amazing bunch of ladies in my life – thank you to everybody who supported us and donated.”

Breast Cancer Now is steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. The charity helps anyone affected by breast cancer – providing support and hope for the future.

Anyone who wishes to donate can do so here:facebook.com/donate/255285369654888/?fundraiser_source=external_url