Family of man killed in Sowerby Bridge organise walk in his memory

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FAMILY and friends of man killed in Sowerby Bridge are taking on a charity challenge in his honour.

Richard Reynolds, a former paratrooper, was 42 when he died after being attacked in Wharf Street while enjoying a night out in May last year.

His loved ones are marking the anniversary of his death with a fund raising walk on Saturday around the places where Richard enjoyed going to.

As he was a tree surgeon and known as The Tree Frog, they have decided to name the six km walk Frog March 2012.

They will set off at 12.30pm from The Horse and Jockey in Highroad Well in Halifax and take in several other pubs before finishing for a celebration at The Navigation Inn in Sowerby Bridge.

The money they collect will go to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice - a charity Richard supported.

His sister-in-law Karen Reynolds said; “He was so well known and we wanted to do something to keep his memory alive.”

Richard’s family said he was a generous and fun-loving man who enjoyed helping charities, walking and fishing.

He completed the Prince’s Trust Borneo Challenge, which involved hiking, biking and water-rafting, and had given the proceeds of his 40th birthday to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

He had also represented the British Logging Team and took part in Extreme Ironing events - described as an extreme sport and performance art - in which people take an ironing board to a remote location and iron.

To add to the fund raising, visit www.justgiving.com/tree-frog.