A FATHER and his two teenage daughters will take on an emotional 350-mile journey in memory of his wife, who died aged just 47.

Kevin Hansen and his daughters Hebe, 17, and Violet, 15, will take on the gruelling challenge in memory of the girls’ mum Keta, who died from Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year.

Their walk will take them through a series of villages in Bucks.

Starting their epic walk in Keta’s hometown of Hartlepool on July 23, the family will pass through Claydon, Stokenchurch, and Wooburn Green between July 31 and August 3 en route to the family home in Munstead, Surrey.

The trio have already raised more than £150,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of Keta, but the walk - dubbed the Journey of Keta’s Life - is the centrepiece of their push this year to raise a further £100,000.

The walk will take two weeks and people from across the county are invited to support them along the way or join them.

Kevin said: “Living with MND is the toughest of physical and mental challenges, but no matter what this terrible and debilitating disease threw at her Keta never moaned or felt sorry for herself. Instead she always thought of others and made the best of every situation with a smile and a wicked sense of humour. Her selflessness was truly astonishing. We miss her terribly.

“Keta was a huge inspiration to everyone who met her and inspired us as a family along with many of her friends to complete several fundraising challenges over recent years.

“This year, having sadly lost her in January, we were desperate to embark on a particularly difficult challenge in her memory, so we can raise awareness, involve as many people as possible and raise as much money as we can.”

Keta suffered from MND for several years before her death earlier this year, aged 47.

Her family plan to cover more than 23 miles per day, taking in Oxford, where Keta was at university and where she met Kevin, then to Battersea, where the children were born, before arriving in Surrey, where the family has lived for the past seven years.

Sally Light, chief executive from the MND Association, said: “Without incredible support like this from Kevin, Hebe and Violet the MND Association simply would not be able to fund research to find a cure, campaign and raise awareness of MND and provide its vital support services to those living with and affected by the disease.”

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/streethansenfamily.