VIDEO: Walkers brave blisters as they do it for Dion

Scores of well-wishers braved blistered feet and aching legs to help fulfil the final wishes of a terminally ill teenager.

Dion Yates, from Lossiemouth, has been told that she only has months to live in her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma.

The rare form of bone disease has spread throughout her body, and doctors have warned there is no cure.

At the weekend, 50 people donned their trainers and trekked 19 miles from Findhorn to Lossiemouth in a show of support for the 18-year-old.

They all wore T-shirts emblazoned with the message “do it 4 Dion”.

Organiser Vikki Lowe has been best friends with Miss Yates’ mum Kerry for 10 years and has watched the teenager grow up.

Last night she said the fundraiser was on course to amass thousands towards helping her tick off items on her bucket list.

Mrs Lowe said: “We all have sore legs, as the walk involved a fair bit of hilly terrain and was slightly more challenging than we expected.

“But everyone is so glad to have done it, it shows Dion how much we care for her.

“You just can’t not be inspired by her.

“We already have more than £1,200 but there is a lot more yet to collect and it will all go towards her bucket list.”

Miss Yates was unable to take part but her mum joined the walk and kept in constant touch to let her know how it was going.

Mrs Lowe added: “Dion was sending her mum lots of pictures and words of encouragement.”

The group went along the Moray Coast Trail from Findhorn, stopping at Burghead, Cummingston and Hopeman before arriving at Lossiemouth.

It began at 10am and the weary walkers finally arrived at their destination at 6pm.

Participants kept their spirits up by stopping at some pubs along the way.

Earlier this month, Miss Yates was left devastated when she was sold fake tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert in London.

The gig was part of her bucket list, and it was only after arriving at the venue that her family realised they had been conned.

However, following an outpouring of support online, the O2 arena has since offered Miss Yates a VIP ticket for Mr Sheeran’s next concert there, in June.

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