Estate agent completes cancer trek

AN ESTATE agent has completed a gruelling 560 mile trek from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and raised an impressive £15,000 for a cancer charity.

Craig Robinson

AN ESTATE agent has completed a gruelling 560 mile trek from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and raised an impressive £15,000 for a cancer charity.

Mark Sargeantson, from Kettleburgh, near Framlingham, has walked the G10 trail across the length of the Pyrenees along the French/Spanish border.

The 55-year-old was raising money for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk in memory of his friend Dr John LeVay - a pioneering cancer specialist at Ipswich Hospital who died of the disease in March.


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Mr Sargeantson, a partner at Fenn Wright chartered surveyors and chairman of the Ipswich Building Society, arrived home last week.

“It went very well and I'm extremely pleased that I've managed to get back safe and sound without any mishaps,” he said. “That was always the worry - that something might go wrong and I'd have a trip, a slip, a fall or a twist of the ankle that would prevent me from finishing.”

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Mr Sargeantson's walk took just over six weeks to complete and in that time he enjoyed some stunning scenery - including snow capped mountains.

“When I finished there was a great sense of relief but there's been no real highlights - its all been marvellous,” he said.

“When I reached over halfway and I was nearer the Mediterranean than the Atlantic that was a good feeling and climbing through the snow was quite exciting.”

Mr Sargeantson has raised £15,000 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk and the money is continuing to roll in.

He said: “I'm extremely pleased. The walk is something I've always wanted to do but because I was doing it for charity that gave me a little extra focus.

“I might be tempted do something again - you can never say never - but not for a while. I've got it out of my system for the time being.”

To sponsor Mr Sargeantson visit www.justgiving.com/marksmountainwalk or call Gina Cooper at Cancer Campaign in Suffolk on 08456 026607.

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