A HOSPITAL nurse and her sister walked 40-miles and raised a fantastic £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ceri Davies, 53, a junior sister on the surgical admissions unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital, and Suzann Connah walked along coastal paths, with Suzann's dog Belle, to raise the funds. A dog pram came too so Belle could have plenty of rests.

The challenge took two days. Day one was from Abergele to Llandudno before finishing in Abergele. Day two was to Prestatyn and back.

Suzann, 57, who used to work in the NHS and prior to that, was in the RAF, said: "We set off from Turnberry Drive. We walked the coastal path in Pensarn and proceeded towards Llandudno

"At Colwyn Bay Ceri had started to develop a blister so we took a tea break. By the time we reached Rhos on Sea, Ceri's feet had developed three more blisters - two on each foot. We stopped at the Co- op at Penrhyn Bay to buy blister plasters and then continued up the hill to Llandudno.

"Under the welcome to Llandudno sign, photographs were taken in the heavy rain. We felt a great sense of achievement.

"We arrived back in Abergele at 6.45pm.

"On day two, we set off at 9.50am with all the aches and pains of the previous day and headed for Prestatyn.

"By the time we got to Towyn, one of Ceri's blisters from the previous day had burst. Ceri described the pain as a knife being stuck into the ball of her foot.

"My sister did have doubts about being able to complete the walk at this point.

"After another mile or so, she felt she had walked through the pain barrier and was ok to continue.

"Another problem we had was having to stop for cyclists to pass," Suzann added.

"Also the lack of public toilets but, we made it to Prestatyn and back somehow."

Suzann said it was 'lovely' to spend time together with her sister.

"Despite the blisters and the rain, we did have a good laugh along the way," she said.

The sisters wanted to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to highlight the 'amazing' work the charity carries out.

Suzann said: "It is a charity that is close to everyone's heart.

"Ceri says that she feels privileged to be a nurse and to be able care for people, some of which are battling with cancer.

"Between us we have managed to raise an astounding £500.

"Both Ceri and myself would like to say a massive thank you to all of our family and friends for their generosity and support with this sponsored walk, particularly to Shane, Ceri's husband, for his brilliant support throughout.

"They have all made it all worthwhile."