WALKERS are aiming to conquer a double marathon in less than 24 hours to raise funds for a sensory garden at a Cheshire care home.
More than half a dozen volunteers will tackle the 49-mile route – which is only three miles short of a double marathon – to raise £1,000 for Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, in Widnes.
Brian Freeston, husband to the home’s activities coordinator Laura, has organised the walk from Widnes to his hometown of Rhyl, on the Welsh coast.
He has been backed by DW Sports Fitness, on Cross Street, Widnes, who have offered one-hour a week of free personal training to anyone who takes part.
The gym is also arranging additional fundraising events during March, involving a treadmill and exercise bikes.