Monday, 23 October 2017

Family joins charity walk in memory of cancer victim

FORTY people took part in a sponsored charity walk in memory of a woman who lost her fight against kidney cancer.

Ruth Thatcher, a mother-of-three, who lived in Henley and then Caversham, was diagnosed with the disease in February last year and passed away in September, aged 58. She was a receptionist at the Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham.

Ruth’s Ramblers, who included her husband Kieron, son Matt and daughter-in-law Claire, began their walk at Henley station and finished at Caversham Court gardens, a distance of almost 10 miles.

Walk rganiser Lindsay Knox, 34, from Lower Earley, said: “It was a beautiful walk and a great day. We were really lucky with the weather and the support we have had has just been phenomenal.”

The walk, which raised £300, was the latest in a series of fund-raising ventures designed to raise £15,000 towards Kidney Cancer UK. In February, Mrs Knox flew to Sweden and made a 300km journey along part of the King’s Trail at Kiruna with a team of huskies.

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