AN EVESHAM woman who lost her mum to cancer will take to the streets of the town to help raise funds for the world’s leading charity.
Dawn Hancox, of Nigel Poole and Hancox Estate Agents on Vine Street, is set to undertake the Twilight Walk, which will see women fill Evesham in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The 37-year-old’s mum lost her battle 13 years ago and she has been raising money for the charity since, but said it was the first time she will take on the Vale’s night-time challenge.
“I normally do the walk from Malvern to Worcester in July and I used to do the Race for Life, but I think this one’s got a bit more to it.” she said.
“It’s in the middle of the night which makes you put yourself out rather than walking round in the day time, so I think there’s a little bit more effort that goes into it.
“I’ve been walking a couple of miles to get into it, it makes your legs quite sore to be honest, but it’s been good as far as the training goes.”
Setting off at 10pm next Friday (May 16) fund-raisers will leave Evesham High School and follow a ‘leader’ to guide them along the journey.
Dawn, who has raised £200 so far, will be undertaking her 10k walk with a friend who also lost her grandmother to cancer.
“It’s an event in Evesham, I work in Evesham, it’s something you can do quite easily and it’s for a good cause.” she
added. “It will be good fun.
“Everybody is going to get affected by cancer in one way or another, whether it’s directly or a family member it will happen, it’s the biggest growing disease we’ve got to battle with in modern day society.”
Anyone wishing to donate to Dawn’s cause can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/rosehancoxtribute.