A TEENAGER has raised £600 for charity by doing a walk in her mother’s memory.

Abi Winn and her friend, Kelly, walked 12 miles from the YMCA at The George Williams Centre in Friarn Avenue to Maunsell Lock to raise the funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The 17-year-old’s mother, Debbie Winn, sadly passed away on July 14 this year after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jean Lockyer, Abi’s grandmother, said she is ‘extremely proud’ of Abi for taking on the challenge.

“My granddaughter was so good after Debbie passed away, it was a hard time for all of us,” Jean said.

“At the beginning of the year when Debbie was unwell she started a GoFundMe to raise money so that Debbie could go to Cornwall and enjoy a holiday and raised £800.

“It meant that Debbie was able to go to Cornwall, Paignton and then to The Cotswalds.

“Debbie really enjoyed it and it was the last holiday she went on before she died.

“It meant a lot to both of them. That is what got Abi started with fundraising.”

Jean said Debbie’s death has been difficult for the family but Abi has remained positive throughout.

“Back in July after Debbie died Abi decided that she wanted to do a walk with her friend, Kelly, to raise some money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in her mum’s memory,” Jean said.

“It was such a lovely thing to do. They took on the challenge on July 25 and managed to raise £600 for the charity which is brilliant.

“Me, her grandad and her auntie extremely proud of her for raising this money. She did something really positive during a difficult time and now that money will help other people who are suffering with pancreatic cancer.”