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Stone couple trek 490 miles across France and Spain to raise cash for in honour of a friend diagnosed with cancer

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 27, 2014

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AN ADVENTUROUS Stone couple are completing a 490-mile trek across France and Spain to raise cash for a cancer charity in honour of a friend.

Peter Bermingham, 51, and Pam Bailey, 46, are making their way from Saint Jean de Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The pair, who live in High Street, are hoping to pull in £1,500 for the Net Patients Foundation, which helped a friend who was diagnosed with NET cancer or Neurondocrine tumors, a group of unusual cancers developing from cells usually in the lung or gastrointestinal system.

Mr Bermingham and Ms Bailey jetted off at the weekend and began walking on Monday. They will walk 20 miles each day, across the renowned Spanish walk the Camino de Santiago and hope to complete it in under four weeks.

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Mr Bermingham said: "We have a friend who was diagnosed with NET cancer and she has been having chemotherapy.

"We just felt this type of cancer is not something you hear about very often and the charity is not as well known so we decided we would do some fund-raising for it.

"I have walked the Camino de Santiago before and along the way there is a place called Cruz de Faro with an iron cross where people leave a stone. We asked our friend for a stone out of her garden so that we could place it there.

"We have been doing plenty of walking to get some training in."

To sponsor the pair go to www.justgiving.com/ pete-bermingham

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