The widow of a Pinner man who died earlier this year has set up a team of fellow mums to raise money for charity in his memory.
Chris Horsley died on February 11, 2019 at the age of 59, having suffered from an aggressive form of blood cancer, myeloma, for a year.
His wife Ishbel set up a group of 25 mums, most of whom are local, to take part in the St Luke’s Hospice at Midnight Walk on June 28, in tribute to Chris.
Ishbel, who named the walkers Team Caledonia, said: “We’re walking in memory of Chris and other loved ones who are no longer here to walk with us themselves.
“Chris was a very positive, fun-loving person so I wanted to do something positive amid the sadness. 28 of us are walking nine miles round Harrow and Chris’s best friend will be walking simultaneously in Texas for him.
“When I registered the team, I couldn’t believe there were 29 of us – mainly Pinner mums, but we’ve also got friends joining us from Newcastle, Glasgow, Reading and even Singapore.
“We’ve already raised £14,000 overall. People have been incredibly generous – the U14 Harrow RFC team, for example, raised of £400 for us through donations and raffles.”
St Luke’s Hospice looks after people in Harrow and Brent whose illnesses are no longer curable and helped Chris and his family through the toughest of times.
Ishbel said: “The thought that St Luke’s might not be there to support others in the way they did my family is unbearable, so all donations are welcome – every penny makes a difference.”
Go to justgiving.com/fundraising/ishbelmorrison2019 to contribute.