Exmouth duo set to walk the Great Wall of China

PUBLISHED: 12:30 19 January 2016

Brixington mother and son duo Angela and Tony Westcott will be trekking a section of the Great Wall of China next year for the Alzheimer's Society. Ref exe 5735-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington mother and son duo Angela and Tony Westcott will be trekking a section of the Great Wall of China next year for the Alzheimer's Society. Ref exe 5735-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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A kind-hearted fundraiser from Exmouth has spoken of her determination to help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Angela Westcott, 63, and her son Tony will be taking part in a 10-day walk of the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

She revealed how her husband Ron was diagnosed with the disease two years ago, but that the signs were first noticeable in 2007.

Ron, who used to work for Greenacre Homes, now lives in the cottage at Rose Lodge care home, in Isca Road.

The mother from Brixington said the impact of her husband’s diagnosis has been ‘devastating’ for her family.

Angela, of Birchwood Road, said: “Tony and I are walking the Great Wall of China in October with the Alzheimer’s Society and we are going to carry on fundraising until a cure is found.

“We are going to start fundraising through other activities in February and some posters will be going out in Exmouth.”

She also spoke of her gratitude to the people of Exmouth and Lympstone for their donations during the festive season.

Angela continued: “We raised a total of £1,328 after a series of raffles and a street collection in Exmouth.

“We held fundraisers at the Co-op in Littleham, the Swan Inn pub in Lympstone and the Rose Lodge care home in Exmouth.”

The pair need to raise a total of £3,500 each before they set off to China, but they have set a combined target of £10,000.

Anyone who wants to donate can visit their fundraising page at https://www.gofundme.com/n97tgmng.


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