CHARITY trustee Kate Webb overcame an injury suffered on a sponsored walk and still managed to raise £1,000 with help from friends.

Kate was supporting Minehead Dementia Action Alliance (MDAA) by walking a 20-mile route which started and finished in the town.

She began at the Old Hospital in the centre of Minehead and took in the town’s seafront before going on to Selworthy Beacon and then to Carhampton and through the Deer Park to Dunster before returning.

Kate, a trustee of the alliance, was joined at various points on the route by a number of friends and supporters who braved the inclement weather.

Kate Webb and friends taking part in a sponsored walk for a dementia charity.

Unfortunately, she suffered a fall on a zig-zag part of the path and suffered an injury which required medical attention.

But she was able to rejoin the group to finish the walk, helping raise awareness and fund much-needed community activities for those with dementia or memory loss and their carers.

The alliance, formed in 2015, supports local people living with dementia to live as well as possible in the community despite their memory loss.

It organises a number of regular activities, including ‘Singing for the Brain’ sessions on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 am to 12 noon in Minehead Methodist Church Hall.

More information on MDAA can be found on its website or via its Facebook page.