Charity challenge in wife’s memory

Ashley Wilson, who is taking part in Marie Curie Cancer Care's Walk 10 event at Chatsworth this summer in memory of his wife.
Ashley Wilson, who is taking part in Marie Curie Cancer Care's Walk 10 event at Chatsworth this summer in memory of his wife.

A STAINFORTH man is putting his best foot forward to raise cash for a cancer charity in memory of his wife.

Ashley Wilson, 48, has registered to take part in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Walk 10 event at Chatsworth House in memory of Elaine who died of cancer last year aged 50.

He said: “Walk 10 is my way of giving something back for the care that my wife received from Marie Curie Cancer Care. The support that the nurses gave us was invaluable and they’ll always have a place in my heart.”

Ashley’s wife Elaine was cared for by Marie Curie Cancer Care for two years whilst she was fighting the disease. She lost her battle to cancer in August 2011 which is when Ashley took part in Walk 10 for the first time.

He said: “Walk 10 is the best way for me to support the charity. It’s a great atmosphere and being there and being part of it with everyone is a great way to support the charity in a upbeat way.”

The 10k walk and celebration at Chatsworth House is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events taking place at 25 locations across the UK. 

Marie Curie Cancer Care is holding a summer evening walk at Chatsworth on Saturday and is calling on everyone to take part to help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.

The Chatsworth House event starts at 6pm and following the walk there will be fun activities throughout the evening such as live music and picnics to celebrate the work of Marie Curie Nurses.

Registration is £10 per person (children go free) and everyone is encouraged to raise as much as possible to support Marie Curie Cancer Care.

All the funds raised will allow Marie Curie Nurses to provide more hours of care, totally free, for terminally ill people in their own homes.

Ashley said: “I hope to be involved with the charity for many years and I want others to be involved to support such a fantastic charity.

“I’m hoping to raise £200 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and have raised £100 already.”

For more visit www.mariecurie.org.uk