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Mother and daughter walked from Sandwick to Lerwick in memory of late family members

Hayley Wiseman, with her daughter Amanda, by her late father Peter King's grave in Sandwick before starting the walk last year.

A WOMAN who lost her dad and her granny to heart attacks within the space of six months has raised over £600 for the British Heart Foundation.

Hayley Wiseman and her 11 year old daughter Amanda completed a 14-mile walk from her dad’s grave in Sandwick to Victoria Pier in Lerwick on Saturday.

She has often raised money for cancer charities in the past and “after what’s happened in the last year I decided to start raising for the British Heart Foundation”.

The pair enjoyed blue skies and sunshine during Saturday’s walk, which they completed in just over four and a half hours.

So far 18 people have contributed £659 in donations, which Hayley described as “really good”, and the fundraiser remains open to further pledges.

“If the money helps save one person it might help prevent somebody having to go through what we’ve had to do,” Hayley said.

She chose to do the walk because she had previously walked the same route with her dad, Peter King, to raise funds for Myeloma UK.

Hayley was “particularly impressed with my daughter’s efforts, she only just turned 11 in April so to be able to walk the whole way was impressive”.

Peter passed away “very suddenly and unexpectedly” aged only 63 on the morning of 4 July last year after being found slumped over his van wheel. She said her life “changed forever that day”. Peter’s brother also died after suffering a sudden heart attack aged just 49.

On 29 January this year her nan passed away after suffering a heart attack. Hayley and several of her relatives on her mum’s side have a condition called Marfan Syndrome, which can affect the heart.

You can donate to Hayley’s fundraiser here.