Two former Raglan and Monmouth pupils have just finished a 100 km walk in aid of an uncle who passed away after suffering from Parkinson’s disease, writes DES PUGH.

Sisters Kirsty Sullivan and Tanith Galer (nee Sullivan) who went to Raglan school and then Monmouth Comprehensive, walked with their Cardiff cousins Jane Williams and Sally Anderson as ‘The Welsh Witches ‘in memory of David Anderson, a dad to Jane and Sally.

They were aiming to raise £500 for Parkinson’s UK, however, due to the generosity of their friends, they smashed their target and raised over £5,000 through their Just Giving site.

David was a brother to former Raglan author and school governor Jenny Sullivan and he passed away with the disease a few years ago.

The four ‘witches’ walked 100km over two days doing the ‘Race to the Stones’, Britain’s oldest path that leads towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury Stone Circle.

Setting off from Lewknor in Oxfordshire, they headed for the historic site, passing by the Uffington White Horse and Liddington Castle through the North Wessex Downs.

Jenny, a former Beacon and Abergavenny Chronicle ‘stringer’ - a freelance journalist - told the Beacon that Kirsty had always said a long walk was on her 50th birthday bucket list, and having done two night time marathons in London she decided to up her game and double the distance.

Kirsty is Head of Learning and Participation at the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration,- she left the Young V&A earlier this year

Tanith works for Specsavers - in partner relationship management.

Their sister Stephanie is in N. Ireland - she runs her own Living History business. Kirsty, who has three children, said “ We love a challenge but this is longest distance any of us have taken on”.

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