Sisters stride out in mum’s memory

A tough 46 mile walk around the boundary of the South Yorkshire parish of Bradfield has raised more than �4,500 for Diabetes UK. 'Sisters Deborah and Amanda Holmes organised the walk over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd in memory of their Mum Peggy Holmes, who was from Stocksbridge and passed away five years ago.'Pictured are Deborah, Amanda and some of the other walkers.
A tough 46 mile walk around the boundary of the South Yorkshire parish of Bradfield has raised more than �4,500 for Diabetes UK. 'Sisters Deborah and Amanda Holmes organised the walk over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd in memory of their Mum Peggy Holmes, who was from Stocksbridge and passed away five years ago.'Pictured are Deborah, Amanda and some of the other walkers.
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A tough 46-mile walk around the hilly boundary of Bradfield, organised by sisters in memory of their mum, has raised more than £4,500 for charity.

Sisters Deborah and Amanda Holmes held the walk for Diabetes UK after their mum Peggy Holmes, who was from Stocksbridge, died five years ago.

A tough 46 mile walk around the boundary of the South Yorkshire parish of Bradfield has raised more than �4,500 for Diabetes UK. 'Sisters Deborah and Amanda Holmes organised the walk over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd in memory of their Mum Peggy Holmes, who was from Stocksbridge and passed away five years ago.'Pictured are Deborah, Amanda and some of the other walkers.

A tough 46 mile walk around the boundary of the South Yorkshire parish of Bradfield has raised more than �4,500 for Diabetes UK. 'Sisters Deborah and Amanda Holmes organised the walk over the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd in memory of their Mum Peggy Holmes, who was from Stocksbridge and passed away five years ago.'Pictured are Deborah, Amanda and some of the other walkers.

Before retiring in 1996, Peggy was the cook at the Newton Grange care home and the family also ran Holmes’ shop on Hole House Lane.

Peggy died of leukaemia but Amanda’s oldest son is diabetic so they decided to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Deborah, aged 51, from Bolsterstone, and Amanda, 46, from Stannington, were joined by 40 friends and family – with 16 walkers completing the whole course in 17 hours.

Deborah said: “We have been overwhelmed by how much support we’ve had. It has been a really tough challenge with some big climbs and difficult terrain but we’re thinking of making it an annual event.”

She added: “We had 16 people who did the whole walk with ages ranging from 14 to nearly 70, which is fantastic.”

■ Walkers are invited to take part in the Sheffield Night Hike on Saturday.

The 17-mile dusk-till-dawn walk has been running for over 45 years, in support of overseas aid charity, Christian Aid, and starts from St Luke’s Church, Lodge Moor, at 8.30pm.

To register, visit www.sheffieldnighthike.org.uk or call 0113 2444764.