Grindleton grandmother, Marcia Morris, took the 81-mile Dales Way hike in her stride to raise £6,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Accompanied by husband Vic, former Clitheroe Advertiser and Times feature writer, Marcia, took just the recommended six days to complete the trek that starts in Ilkley and finishes in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Marcia, who has two sons and a daughter as well as five grandchildren aged between 15 and 21-years-old, decided to undertake the walk in thanks for the caring treatment and support she received at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist regional cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, when diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 that returned in 2016.
Marcia said: “I received wonderful support and care at Rosemere Cancer Centre and wished to give something back, but both Vic and I have been amazed and totally overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family in their sponsorship of us. When we discovered that we had achieved our fundraising target six times over as our original goal was to raise £1,000, we couldn’t believe it. We are very grateful and would to thank everyone who supported us.”
Marcia and Vic are both longstanding members of Clitheroe Golf Club and as well as walking, enjoy cycling. Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments
and services to cancer patients being treated not only at Rosemere Cancer Centre, which provides all local radiotherapy as well as other specialised treatment, but also at another eight hospitals across the two counties that look after cancer patients, including the Royal Blackburn and Burnley Teaching Hospitals.
For further information on its work and how to donate, visit its website at www.rosemere.org.uk