Big-hearted Doncaster woman set for Hadrian’s Wall trek in aid of dementia-suffering friends and family

Laura Webster is set for a sponsored walk for Dementia UK.
Laura Webster is set for a sponsored walk for Dementia UK.
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A kind-hearted Doncaster woman who has seen her closest friends and relatives affected by dementia is donning her walking boots for an epic charity trek along Hadrian’s Wall.

Laura Webster, aged 25, of Bessacarr, is aiming to complete a 23-mile stretch of the iconic Roman wall in the North East on Saturday in aid of Dementia UK.

She is supporting the charity as it has helped to support some of her loved ones who are suffering from dementia.

Laura, a corporate sales executive for Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, said: “This is a tough trek as the terrain is mostly hilly so it will take a lot of determination and stamina to walk 23 miles on this type of countryside in one day.

“I will be trekking along the wall through a landscape that is dotted with Roman forts and towers so I expect it to be hard work but the scenery will be spectacular which I’m sure will take my mind of the pain.”

She added: “I’d like to say a big thank you for the ongoing support Dementia UK provide. Admiral nurses are in high demand and without more fundraising they will not be able to expand across the UK.

“Every penny I raise will help to support people affected by dementia. £250 could allow 20 callers to the National Dementia Helpline to get the advice, information and support they need to live well with dementia and £372 could pay for a person with dementia to attend a weekly singing for the brain session for an entire year, helping to improve communication, build confidence and reduce stress.

“DCLT has been great, I’m luckily to have a very supportive network. I’d also like to thank my partner Matthew Webster who’s going to get me through the 12-hour trek.”

She has so far raised £120 towards her £300 target. Visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Laura-Jayne-Webster