A close-knit family have organised a charity walk in memory of a much-loved grandmother who died last year.
Nancy Wilson - a mum of five and grandmother of eight - died in September 2011 aged 63, just three months after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.
Her family has organised a 5k ‘Stroll for Nancy’ this Sunday, November 18, to raise money for Overgate Hospice, where she stayed for three weeks during her illness, and The Brain Tumour Charity.
Daughter Jo McGleenan said: “They’re just amazing people at Overgate Hospice. The little things that they do - like give them afternoon tea and cakes which have been donated. People sponsor cakes for a period of time. “And someone comes around every day to ask what they want to eat. When you’re ill, you don’t necessarily want something you ordered the day before - like in hospital.
“They just make the last stages of their lives as comfortable and pleasant as possible.”
This is the second year the walk has been held and last year’s attracted about 100 people and raised more than £1,000 for Overgate Hospice.
Jo said she hopes it becomes an annual event: “The support and care mum received from Overgate, Macmillan, St James’ Hospital and the NHS community team during her illness was tremendous and we’d like this to become an annual event so we can raise funds for very worthy causes in our mum’s memory.”
Jo has organised the event with her sister Sharron Worthey and cousin Maria Pownall and her husband, Dave who is licensee of The Griffin Inn, on Stainland Road, Barkisland, and host to this event.
The stroll starts at noon at The Griffin Inn, where it also finishes. There will also be face painting from 11am, stalls, a raffle as well a food and drink.