A walk around Calne this weekend in support of Devizes mum Kerry Palmer has raised almost £5,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Mrs Palmer, 51, of Great Cheverell, near Devizes, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just before Christmas, while working at healthcare firm Medvivo in Chippenham.

The seven-mile walk on Saturday was organised by work colleagues and was supported by friends and family from Cardiff where Mrs Palmer grew up.

Mrs Palmer’s husband Andy, Dauntsey’s School head of geography, took part, as did their children Bethan, Sam, Lydia and Charlie.

Colleague Lesley Edwards, 51, of Ferozeshah Road, Devizes, said the weather stayed on their side and the walk had a good turnout.

She said: “About five miles in, at the Soho Inn car park, Kerry, just three days post-chemo, helped serve cakes to hungry walkers.

“We’d like to thank the Soho Inn and Fay’s Bistro in Calne for their support, use of facilities and kindness. So far we have smashed our original target and raised almost £5,000 with gift aid and the figure is rising.

“When Kerry was diagnosed I told her she was about to find out just how loved she is and I think the turnout and amount raised reflects so much about her as a person.”

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