Chinnor’s Marie strives to reach her peak

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Marie Avery is continuing her charity work by embarking on an 18-mile sponsored walk along the Ridgeway Trail.

The 33 year old will join thousands of other fundraisers in the Chilterns Three Peak Challenge, which is organised by the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care.

Marie said: “I take part in the Race for Life each year but wanted more of a challenge. This event combines a huge personal challenge with a chance to enjoy the amazing countryside where I grew up. I’ve lived in Chinnor all my life but never really walked the Ridgeway. I remember playing in the hills as a child, so it will be lovely to revisit my childhood haunts with a very specific goal in sight.

“This is a tremendous cause: to be able to be treated in your home and not to have to go into hospital. My nan, Barbara, had frequent visits from Iain Rennie nurses. I’m sure the care, support and companionship really helped her in her last few weeks.”