KHFC fans will once again get their walking boots out in aid of a good local cause this April.
It all started back in April 2014 when around 50 KHFC fans walked 65 miles in two days in memory of Steve Millington for Macmillan Cancer Support. Nearly £40,000 was raised by those that walked from Kidderminster to Forest Green (near Stroud).
Then once again in April 2015 a similar number walked 35 miles in one day from Kidderminster to Telford. This time the walk was in memory of Charlotte May Pountney and raised £20,000 for loal charity Towards Tomorrow Together that supports families following baby loss.
This April we will walk from Kidderminster to Cheltenham over two days. The majority of the group will depart Kidderminster at 6am on Friday and walk the 36 miles to Tewkesbury mainly along the River Severn. Then on Saturday morning the party will walk/hobble the remaining 12 miles to Cheltenham Town Football Club in time for the Kidderminster Harriers fixture. The more energetic members of the group will even play in a fans Football match against Gloucester City fans!
A few words from Becky's husband Kevin on why we are walking.
Firstly I would like to thank you for visiting this page and hopefully making a donation. The charity chosen is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity - Fighting Skin Cancer.
This charity/hospital were very excellent when dealing with my wife Becky's illness. As many of you will know Becky Giddins (Giles) was a well known and popular person around the local area. Many people knew her either from her teaching PE at King Charles 1 High school or through sport. Netball and earlier football the two main sports she had been involved in.
This walk will hopefully be a testament to Becky who fought Skin cancer with great bravery and without ever really complaining about the situation she faced.
5 years ago we sat in the QE with a specialist and he said that she may only have 18months left to live. Safe to say that only spurred her on to try to beat the illness and live a happy, positive life.
The medicine and support she received from the QE was second to none. A lot of trial medication was given and for a large part this worked extremely well. Again some of these medicines/options are only accessible due to charity funding.
Unfortunately on August 8th 2016 Becky passed away peacefully at home. The cancer had beaten the medication. But only after a terrific battle.
We welcome anyone that wishes to help raise money for such an excellent cause. If you wish to join us or can help any way then please contact co-organisers Dave or Karl on the following.
Dave - firstname.lastname@example.org or Karl - email@example.com
You can follow our exploits via twitter @CheltenhamWalk
Thanks to the following people that have already committed to walking in April.
Dave Pountney, Karl Davies, Kev Giddins, Sarah Lewis, Megan Potter, Mark Price, John Wenham, Mike Cooper, Martin Lewis, Michelle Vaughan, Marc Vaughan, Carly Fletcher, Paul Maybury, Luke Mezzone, Tim Giles, Bev Giles, Keith Chandler, Richard Southgate, Toni Cariss, Melanie Hill, Matthew Powell, Dave Mole, Mark Young, Jayne Burden, Ed Dursley, Andy Foster, Susan Foster, Chris Fudge, Chris Scotford, Dave Lewis, Steve King, Tom Long, Chris Lacey, Laura Power, Gareth Doyle, Annette Doyle, Ade Ganderton, Simon Jarosinski, Colin Jordon, Craig Hadfield, Laura Gale, Nathan Nicol, Mike Peplow, Paul Hands, Pete Lewis, Adrian Mountford, Mick Hudson, James Windridge Claire Fenton, Mark Fenton, Moya Fenton and Holly Fenton.
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