HELP OUR HOSPICE: Tough trek

PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

Robert Setchell, Richard Pettitt, John Norton and Hughie Cafferkey.

Robert Setchell, Richard Pettitt, John Norton and Hughie Cafferkey.

A team of walkers from Soham and Little Downham trekked across 290 miles of rough terrain over nine days in blistering temperatures to raise an incredible £25,000 for Each. Robert Setchell, Richard Pettitt, John Norton and Hughie Cafferkey work at Wates C

A team of walkers from Soham and Little Downham trekked across 290 miles of rough terrain over nine days in blistering temperatures to raise an incredible £25,000 for Each.

Robert Setchell, Richard Pettitt, John Norton and Hughie Cafferkey work at Wates Construction in Newmarket, and decided to take on the Herculean challenge after reading about the shortfall in hospice funding in the Ely Standard.

The walk took the team from the Yorkshire Dales to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland from June 28 to July 7 in searing heat.

"It was too hot, really," Mr Setchell, 37, said.

"John had to be treated in hospital for his heels and there were extreme weather conditions - we ended up drenching ourselves in a stream at one point because it was so hot.

"Only one hour later, there was thunder and lightning and heavy fog."

Mr Setchell lost two toe-nails but said the effort was worth it - the team hopes to top £30,000 when all the sponsorship has been collected.

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