Sisters set to step out to raise cash in gran’s memory

Isobelle and Rosie Hughes.
Isobelle and Rosie Hughes.

Six-year-old Isobelle Hughes and her three-year-old sister Rosie are leading the charge during a charity walk.

Primary school teacher and fundraising stalwart David Hughes, 34, from Billingham, has recruited 20 family members and friends, including his young daughters, to take part in Marie Curie’s Walk to Remember tomorrow to celebrate his mum’s life and raise money for people living with a terminal illness.

Brenda Hughes

Brenda Hughes

Brenda Hughes, 63, passed away in May this year following a 10-year battle with breast cancer.

David said: “This event will be a fitting and moving tribute for the whole family as August 22 is a poignant day for us – it’s mum’s birthday.

“We’re hoping to raise in excess of £1,000 for the charity and are well on the way to meeting our target.”

David will also be joined by wife Leanne; father Robert; brother Paul Hughes, his wife Cath and son Ben, five, along with a host of aunties, uncles and cousins as well as some of his mum’s friends.

Donations can be made by visiting their JustGiving page HERE.

Mrs Hughes attended Marie Curie’s hospice in Liverpool throughout her illness to receive treatment, and made the decision that, when the time came, she was comfortable spending her final days in the hospice.

In November, Robert plans to take part in Trek Sri Lanka to raise money for the hospice.

The nine-day trip includes five days of trekking through jungle, forest trails, small villages and ancient cities, taking in the sights of turquoise blue lakes and gleaming glaciers.

His JustGIving fundraising page is HERE.