AFTER losing his mum to cancer, a Heckington fundraiser is not only helping organise a charity event to beat the disease, but he is taking part in it too.
Stuart Wyle, will be joining in the Walk Ten fund raising walk at Grimsthorpe Castle later this month with his brother and sisters Karen Wymer, Claire Clark and Matthew Wyle, in memory of their mum Gill Wyle, who died from ovarian cancer in April this year.
Stuart is also helping to organise the event as the Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Lincolnshire.
He said: “My mum would have been so proud of all her family coming together to help a charity she always supported. The whole family are hoping that as many people will sign up to walk and raise as much money as possible.”
His sister Karen, from Branston said: “Our mum was cared for by Marie Curie Nurses, who enabled her to spend her final days at home, surrounded by the family she loved. It was her wish that she could stay at home and we couldn’t have done this without their support.”
Claire, who also lives in Branston said: “A few weeks before my mum passed away we had arranged a photo shoot with all the family, it was such a happy time and one of my favourite images was the one of my mum and her children all walking together holding hands, so I think it is a fitting tribute that we are taking part in Walk Ten.”
Walk Ten, at Grimsthorpe Castle on Friday August 17, will be an evening 10km stroll around the beautiful castle, its gardens and its grounds. Registration opens at 6pm and the walk begins at 7pm. After the walk there will be fireworks, music and a torch-lit picnic to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses. There are still places available to take part. Registration is £10 per person in advance or £20 on the night. For details go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.