The family of a well-known Burnham-On-Sea man who tragically died at age 35 have raised thousand of pounds in his memory during a fundraising walk.

James Griffiths died at Harefield Hospital in London in April in 2017, as reported here at the time, after he experienced complications as a result of a three-part heart operation.

The 35-year-old suffered from Marfan’s syndrome, a disorder of the body’s connective tissues, which causes heart defects and lens dislocation.

His mother Louise a walk around the Isle of Wight coastal path, raising funds for The Aortic Centre Trust, as a tribute to him and to mark the second anniversary of his passing.

Louise teamed up with five of James’s friends – Wayne Barrett, James Reddish, Hannah Marie Rimes, Alan Clarke and Jamie Webster – to complete the challenging 75 mile walk over five days, raising £2,000.

James’s surgeon Jullien Gaer founded the Aortic Centre Trust to help fund Aortic Research and promote awareness of this common, yet neglected disease.

Aall funds raised are being donated to this charity. If you would like to donate please use the link here.