Two Chippenham brothers journeyed across the South of England to raise funds for a charity that supported their mother during her battle with cancer.

Aidan and Gregg Bartlett covered the equivalent of a marathon each day across four days for the Macmillan charity.

Their journey started in their mother Lesley's birthplace of Worthing and finished in Chippenham, where she spent 19 years of her life and lost her battle with cancer.

The expedition, totalling more than 100 miles, started on May 10 and finished on May 13, which coincides with Lesley's birthday.

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The Bartletts trekked through the South Downs in Sussex, the Hampshire countryside and Salisbury Plain before tackling the Marlborough Downs to reach Chippenham.

Aidan, who works for global funding and fleet management company Holman, said: “This isn't just about honouring our mum; she was a mum to four boys, a grandma to seven, and a friend to many.

"We're doing this for them but also for everyone who has faced, or is facing. cancer.

“This is a huge challenge for us, but we can’t begin to imagine what it must be like for people living with cancer. So, we will walk every mile in their honour.”

Gregg, a DFS employee based in Swindon, said: “Our memories of mum are precious, and by supporting Macmillan, we hope to help them continue making a difference in the lives of people living with cancer across the UK.”

The brothers have already received significant support in their fundraising efforts, raising more than £3,500 for Macmillan through friends, family and corporate sponsors, including Holman.

They said: “We've received incredible support so far.

"Holman, in particular, has been instrumental in offering significant sponsorship and personal assistance.

"Their commitment to community support goes above and beyond, and we're sincerely thankful.

"Additionally, the generosity of others has been remarkable. As we continue our walk, we aim to raise even more funds for this outstanding charity.”

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