Stepping out in memory of dancer Faye

Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation walk sets off from The Weavers, Luddendenfoot. Front left, walk leader Ed Helme and organiser Eileen Chapman.

Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation walk sets off from The Weavers, Luddendenfoot. Front left, walk leader Ed Helme and organiser Eileen Chapman.

Family and friends of a Calderdale choreographer who tragically lost her battle with cervical cancer completed an eight-mile walk to raise awareness of the disease with the hope of saving lives.

Lightcliffe resident Faye Knowles-Chapman, who died in March 2013, was diagnosed with cervical cancer when she was 24.

The group started their eight mile route at the Weavers Arms in Luddendenfoot as they walked through the villages of Mytholmroyd, Midgley and Wainstalls.

A spokesperson for the foundation said: “It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone who took part did brilliantly. Children and adults of all ages - thank you everyone your support is much appreciated.

“Also a huge thank you to the Weavers for having us and putting on the fabulous food.”

A raffle held after the memorial walk raised a fantastic £416 and the foundation would like to thank everyone who donated and thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

While she was seriously ill, she joined the calls for the age limit for smear tests to be lowered and her family and friends are continuing the campaign in her memory through the foundation.

The charity works to educate young women on the importance and awareness of cervical screening.

Faye, who attended Calder High School in Mytholmroyd, was a dancer and choreographer.

Her funeral was attended by more than 300 people and the four liners in the Fred Olsen fleet held simultaneous memorial services for her.

The foundation will also have a float in the Brighouse Charity gala procession this year.

For more information about the foundation visit

www.fkcfoundation.co.uk or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheFayeKnowlesChapmanFoundation