Determined Dianne completes mammoth walk

Dianne Swain and friend Vickie Ellerker in aid of St. James's Kidney Patients Association
Dianne Swain and friend Vickie Ellerker in aid of St. James's Kidney Patients Association

A Bridlington woman who is determined to fundraise for a charity who helped her family, completed a 13-mile walk despite being diagnosed with an incurable disease.

Dianne Swaine, 31, of Fortyfoot Road, suffers from chronic kidney disease and walked 13-miles along the beach on Saturday 16 October to raise £220 towards her £300 goal.

She said: “I feel really good about it.

“I had originally planned to do a half marathon but my condition means I get fatigued quite easily - I was determined to do something though so I did the walk instead.

“It was a really nice day but there were a lot of steps so it was a bit of a nightmare!”

Dianne, who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in March, wanted to raise money for St. James’s Kidney Patients Association because they helped her mother and uncle who both also suffer from the disease.

She added: “They both received treatment from St James who do fantastic work - they have had kidney transplants and aftercare there.”

If you would like to help Dianne raise money for a charity which is so important to her, then you can donate by visiting http://bit.ly/1CKhEbH.