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Mildenhall duo raise over £1,000 and complete 29 mile challenge for Alzheimer's Research UK





A duo from Mildenhall cycled and walked 29 miles in one day for a charity close to their hearts and raised more than £1,000.

Andy King, 61, took part in the fund-raising challenge with his son-in-law, Adam Trett, 37, to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

The disease has affected eight members of Andy’s family, including his brother Martin, who joined the pair for a bit of the challenge while walking in Barton Mills.

Andy King and Adam Trett successfully completed the 29 miles challenge for Alzheimer's Research UK. Picture: Andy King
Andy King and Adam Trett successfully completed the 29 miles challenge for Alzheimer's Research UK. Picture: Andy King

Andy and Adam cycled the first 10 of the 29 miles from the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) HQ in Elmswell through the countryside to the Moreton Hall estate in Bury St Edmunds.

They then walked the final 19 miles along the Lark Valley path past West Stow towards Mildenhall and Andy’s home in Folly Road.

“It went really well to be honest but we did have a few issues as the river had risen and the speed was incredible, so we had to change our route a bit,” Andy said.

The Mildenhall pair have now raised over £1,000 on their JustGiving page. Picture: Andy King
The Mildenhall pair have now raised over £1,000 on their JustGiving page. Picture: Andy King

“It was a long way as well but it was honestly really good to do and the bizarre thing is neither of us particularly ache or are hurting.

“We didn’t expect balloons and banners when we got back so that was nice to see and our family gave us a brilliant welcome back.”

The JustGiving page has smashed its original target of £200 and has now raised £1,010 for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Andy, who is chairman of Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR), said: “We’re super proud of what we’ve raised now.

“We’re both surprised by how much has been donated and to get over £1,000 is amazing really.”