TWO Flint men have endured a gruelling challenge over several days to raise money for their childhood friend.

Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire - and Stephen Gill & Jake Garrett have picked the hottest days of the year to do their challenge.

Their shared childhood friend Cher Little, was last year diagnosed with a life changing illness - Meningococcal Septicaemia - which resulted in her having both legs amputated in February of this year.

The Leader previously reported how £40,000 was needed to help go towards adapting their family home into something that is fully accessible for the mum-of-two.

Stephen and Jake knew they wanted to do something to help Cher and with both of them being keen hikers, they knew this was just the thing.

Carrying all of their camping kit, the pair have endured long days in really tough weather conditions. They set off from Flint on Tuesday, June 1 and finished on Friday, June 4.

Cher went to meet them on Saturday with her sister Sian and niece Hannah to thank them in person.

Speaking this weekend, Sian told the Leader: “We are really proud of what the lads have done for Cher, the whole town has been behind her, so many people in her hometown of Flint have gone out of their way to raise money to help Cher rebuild her life.

“The GoFundMe page is nearly at £40,000, we never imaged we could raise anything like this. The community support has been truly amazing, we cannot thank you all enough.

“Cher still struggles with daily life - but knowing the love and support she has around her makes her feel so thankful. Cher and the family wish to pass on their thanks to everyone who has been there to support her.”

As of June 8, the page has passed its goal of £40,000.

For anyone who would like to support Ste and Jake - and donate to help Cher - please go to