Sisters’ arctic trek for cancer causes

Michelle Wrighton, who his raising money for Walk the Walk
Michelle Wrighton, who his raising money for Walk the Walk

We are: Victoria Wrighton, 34, of Garfield in Langford and Michelle Wrighton, 23, of Rose Lane in Biggleswade.

Event: A Little Bit of Christmas Magic’ Shopping Evening at St Andrew’s Rooms from 7.30pm to 10pm on Thursday, December 18. On February 28 and March 1 we will be taking part in the Walk the Walk Arctic Marathon.

What the event entails: The shopping evening will be a selection of local traders and craftspeople selling unique gifts. There will be carol singers and refreshments.

The trek is in Alesjaure, Swedish Lapland, 200km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a 42km cross-country ski trek where we will face everything the arctic winter can throw at us. Covering this distance, at this time of year, will be a massive physical challenge.

Charity: Walk the Walk.

Why have you chosen this charity?: Walk the Walk is a charity that supports breast cancer causes. They support essential research projects and also support women living with breast cancer right now. We have previously been involved with Walk the Walk for its London Moonwalk and have been so inspired by their work that we have signed up to a much bigger challenge.

It’s a subject very close to our hearts having witnessed our mother battle breast cancer and win, but sadly watched our auntie lose the fight.

Financial target: £10,000.

How are you preparing?: Training for the Arctic Marathon is mainly lots of power walking and lots of upper body strengthening.

How can people support you?: People can support our fundraising events like the shopping evening. Entry only £2 in advance or £3 on the door. Email arctic to buy tickets in advance or visit Claytons Family Butchers in Potton or Greggs in Biggleswade.

People can donate via or visit to see what events are coming up in the new year.