A 74-year-old Sutton Bridge woman has signed up for Marie Curie’s Walk Ten event at Sandringham after her husband was cared for by the charity’s nurses in his last days.
Maureen Hunt believes she may be one of the oldest walkers taking part in the 10k walk, but that has not deterred her and she said that she is really looking forward to the event.
She said: “When I saw that my local Walk Ten was just 20 miles away, I visited the Marie Cure website and signed up for Walk Ten Sandringham.”
Her husband, Peter, received overnight care from Marie Curie nurses before he died in April after being diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Maureen said: “The Marie Curie nurses visited Peter several times during his last few days and I felt that I wanted to do something to say thank you for the support they gave us at that time.”
The deadline for registering for the Twilight Walk is this Monday and Marie Curie are calling on as many people as possible from the West Norfolk area to take advantage of the discounted advance ticket price of £10 and to walk in memory of loved ones at twilight.
The sponsored twilight 10k walk on Saturday, August 30, starts at 5.30pm, followed by an after dark picnic with live music, before a spectacular fireworks display marking 10pm, the time when Marie Curie nurses begin their evening shifts, entering homes of terminally ill patients to provide care for them and their families.
Register at www.mariecurie.org.uk/sandringham or call 0845 0524184 for any further information.