In 1999 our Dad, Eamonn Mclean walked the Staffordshire Way to raise money for cerebral palsy; just one of the many charities he and his colleagues in the Staffordshire Police Force helped to make a difference to people’s lives. In an unexpected turn of events this courageous, fit and healthy man had a short bout with Cancer and lost the only fight of his life on Monday 25th July 2016 aged 60. In the latter stages of his illness he was in agonising pain, quite often too much to bare and his family and friends saw this amazing person deteriorate in front of their very eyes.
The John Eastwood Hospice in Mansfield, ran mainly by volunteers with limited funding for NHS professionals helped give our Dad, along with many other people the final bit of comfort they need before leaving this world. Around the clock 24-hour care, giving grief stricken families support whilst performing impossible duties on a daily basis; a truly fantastic service that relies greatly on donations and fundraisers.
In memory of our Dad and to thank John Eastwood Hospice for everything they do, two brothers Graham Hesp and Daniel Mclean will walk the very footsteps that their hero did all of them years ago. Ninety-five miles on the anniversary of their Dads death that spans the length of the County in just thirty-six hours. This will leave little time for food and no time to sleep if they want to meet their objective. It would truly be appreciated for any support, with donations going to Cancer Research and the John Eastwood Hospice.