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They paddled from Nuneaton to Northampton to highlight a rare condition, Gitelman Syndrome, which claimed the life of Julia's 28-year-old daughter Alyson nine years ago.
Earlier this year, Julia came up with the idea of a sponsored canal trip - from Alyson's home town to where she had gone to live and work - as a way of raising funds towards the award and also increasing awareness about Gitelman Syndrome.
Gitelman syndrome is an autosomal recessive channelopathy of the Na-Cl transporter in the distal collecting tubule that can mimic hyperaldosteronism and may present later in life.
Julia's daughter Alyson died in 2005 at the age of 28 from Gitelman Syndrome, which she had originally been told was non-life-threatening.