Helen Cornes set herself a challenge to help raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of her dad Stan.Advertisement
Preston-born Helen, who now lives in Widnes, walked the 52 miles from her home to Blackpool, where dad Stan Ward had worked as the manager of Central and South Piers.
The trek took her and friend Donna Robinson three days with stop-overs in Standish and Preston, where Helen’s mum Marilyn Ward and her sister Catherine Ward still live.
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The duo managed to raise £2,300 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Helen said: “I would like thank everyone who supported us on the way or by donating. We lost dad aged 69 in January 2017 to an infection following a five year battle with leukaemia.
“He received his treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre so Rosemere Cancer Foundation is a charity close to our hearts.”
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