A charity marathon walk has smashed its fundraising target.

Abbie McCallay and her pals walked 26 miles around Dumfries last month to raise money for the Brain Tumour Trust.

The 25-year-old was diagnosed with a benign astrocytoma at the age of 14 after falling from her horse.

After collecting money through sponsorship and online donations Abbie has helped raise more than £5,000 for the Trust.

The physiotherapist said: “It went really well. It was tough at times but friends and family joining in on the walk and coming out to support us kept us motivated.

“The pouring rain didn’t dampen our spirits and the pain, blisters and wet feet were all worth it as we have raised £5,607.

“I honestly cannot believe we raised that much. We never thought we would get past our original target of £500.”

After a charity ball was scuppered twice by the pandemic, Abbie and a team of pals decided to take on the marathon 26 mile walk around the town to raise money to support those diagnosed with brain tumours.

Abbie added: “It’s amazing, I’m so proud of everyone involved. Seven of us completed the full marathon including my mum!

“The money we raised will fund over 20 days of research by a leading brain tumour specialist.”