Walk in memory of Weymouth's Ray Bartlett

Faye Bartlett, front, and friends set off from Portland Heights on a sponsored walk in memory of her father, Ray, inset

Faye Bartlett, front, and friends set off from Portland Heights on a sponsored walk in memory of her father, Ray, inset

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WALKERS trekked in memory of a Weymouth man when they undertook a charity challenge.

Faye Bartlett organised the walk from the Heights Hotel on Portland to Dorchester town centre as a tribute to her dad Ray.

A number of her friends and her brother Luke joined in and together they raised £2,000 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Motorcyclist Ray Bartlett was killed by a drink-driver on the Weymouth to Bridport coast road last year.

Determined to make her dad proud and do something for a good cause, 20-year-old Faye organised the walk.

She also wanted to raise awareness about the heartbreaking impact drink driving can have on families.

The finishing point of the 13.7-mile trek was Thomson travel agents, the workplace of Faye’s friend Sophie Bryant, who took part in the walk.

Childcare practitioner Faye said she wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.

She added: “We were all really happy with the time we made it in. We set off at 9am and got to Dorchester just before 2pm.

“Thank you to all the passers-by who put their loose change in the buckets and to everyone who sponsored us and to my employers, Little Firs day nursery, who gave a very generous donation. Also to my dad’s employers, Aquarium Technology Ltd. The employees chipped in and that meets a lot.”

Faye, of Lanehouse, said she was now thinking of a walk for next year.

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