A group of walkers have conquered the Isle of Wight’s coastline and helped to raise more than £40,000 in the battle against brain cancer.

A determined group of walkers tackled the 50 mile ‘Follow the Seagull’ challenge on Saturday, to raise money for the brain tumour charity brainstrust.

Brainstrust chief executive Will Jones said:

“We’d just like to say a big thank you to the people who walked for us – they are true superheroes. The funds raised from this event will make a real difference to the lives of people living with brain tumours. Every walk was amazing, the camaraderie among the walkers, keeping each other going when it got tough and the celebration of each other’s achievement was inspiring, to say the least.”

Will added:

They were so determined to complete the challenge, I know there were a few blisters and aching legs at the end, but we’re so grateful for their commitment to our charity.

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour has a devastating impact on people’s lives. At brainstrust we offer 24/7 personal support from the point of diagnosis onwards. Of course, to offer this level of service costs a lot of money, resource and time and Follow the Seagulls goes a long way to supporting our work. We are absolutely thrilled at the success of this year’s Follow the Seagulls, and we look forward to an even bigger and more successful event next year.”