Men walk entire Chesil Beach in memory of mother

Men walk entire Chesil Beach in memory of mother

Published by George Sharpe at 12:03am 1st September 2019.

Simon and James Quickfall will be setting off in the early hours of this morning - Sunday 1 September - to trek the 18 miles of Chesil beach in the hope of raising as much money as possible for Fortuneswell Cancer Charity.

On Sunday it will have been exactly a year since their mother Eileen Rose Quickfall, known as "Sally", passed away after battling breast cancer for over ten years.

They have received special permission from authorities to walk the entirety of the pebble beach, including areas that are normally closed to the public due to their scientific importance.

Simon (left) and James Quickfall (right) with their dad. The brothers will walk 18 miles on Sunday morning in memory of their mother.
Simon (left) and James Quickfall (right) with their dad. The brothers will walk 18 miles on Sunday morning in memory of their mother.

Simon said:

"Last year we lost our mother who was the light of our lives.

"We're doing this not only in her memory but also to raise funds for Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.

"I shall be updating Instagram as I go along, with little video clips."

The brothers will be walking from West Bay, finishing in Fortuneswell for a drink at the end

In addition to the brothers' efforts on the beach their family will be outside Debenhams in Weymouth selling pin-badges and collecting donations for the Trust, later in the day there will be a cosmetics raffle featuring a prize donated by Debenhams.

Fortuneswell Cancer Trust supports Dorset cancer patients from its base in Dorchester Hospital and over 12,000 people receive treatment in the Fortuneswell Outpatient Unit and Ward each year.

If you would like to donate to Simon and James' campaign go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-quickfall.

You can also follow their progress during the walk follow them on Instagram: @sallyrosequickfall.