A FAMILY from Chard has completed a fundraising 14 mile walk to Ilminster and back in memory of their ‘fighter’ nan.

Maureen Mitchell’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including six-year-old Evie, completed the little trek in support of the British Heart Foundation.

Ahead of the charity challenge, Faye said: “We are not only doing this walk to remember the life of a wife, a mother, a nan and a great grandmother.

“We are doing this to honour her memory as a fighter.

“We chose British Heart Foundation because she had struggled with her heart problems for many years, fighting through different treatments and medications.

“This charity could help generations to come and could help save someone else’s life, it could even be a child’s life that we save.

“We want to give hope to the people who need it, just like Maureen Mitchell used to do throughout her life even with her struggles along the way.

“The walk is a metaphor for our beloved Maureen’s life. It is very significant for us to do this, not only to not let her death be in vain, but to maybe help and support another person’s life.”

After setting a target of £150, the family together managed to raise £372.65.

After the walk, Faye said: “As a family we want to say thank you to those who supported us, as we smashed our target of £150 on the justgiving page with a total of £328.98 and also thank you to Branch Manager of the Chard British Heart Foundation shop, Naomi and their customers who also supported us and raised £43.67.

“An extra special thanks to our cousin Evie who is only 6 years old and walked the whole distance too.

“We hope the money will help The British Heart Foundation to keep saving more lives.”