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MetiNews.Com - Ria Kerr took part in Ayrshire Cancer Support's Hope and Memory Walk.
Breaking News ! A Kilmarnock woman has opened her heart after her family was devastated by cancer. Ria Kerr’s mum, Nancy Sinclair, died of lung cancer last year and her husband, Alastair, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma a matter of months earlier. The double blow came after her stepfather passed away from oesophageal cancer in 2004. Ria has been fundraising for Ayrshire Cancer Support after the charity supported her family through a tough time. Read More Related Articles New data reveals the Ayrshire towns hit the hardest by coronavirus “In May 2018 my mum was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and in August 2018 my husband Alastair was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” she said. “My stepfather also passed away with oesophageal cancer in 2004 and my mother passed away in January 2019.” Earlier this month, Ria took part in the charity’s Hope and Memory Walk. Ria Kerr and her mum Nancy Sinclair. “Ayrshire Cancer Support provided an amazing service to both my husband and stepfather and I can never thank them enough,” she continued. “I truly value the service and care that was provided for my family and without this I would have found it hard to cope with everything during such a difficult time. Read More Related Articles Woman rescued from Kilmarnock river after being found beneath a bridge “My husband Alastair is doing great now and we have both recently smashed our original fundraising target for our walk. “We loved how we could pick the distance and do it our own way so we are walking from my house in Kilmarnock to Kilmaurs and back. “Making a difference in our local community is one of the greatest rewards we can hope for so we are walking in memory of my mum Nancy and in hope for others in the future.
.” Martin Quigley, corporate and community fundraising manager for Ayrshire Cancer Support, added: “Huge thanks to Ria and Alastair for sharing their story with us.
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“Despite the family being affected by cancer in recent years, it’s clear they want to give something back by going that extra mile and raising funds for us. “We are grateful for the support of all fundraisers, whose generosity is crucial to the services we provide for those affected by cancer. “We wish Ria and Alastair all the best of luck with their walk on and it is thanks to them that we can continue supporting families all across Ayrshire affected by cancer.”
Ayrshire Cancer Support is encouraging others to get involved in our Hope and Memory Walk. When participants sign up, Ayrshire Cancer Support is offering the chance to inscribe the name of the person they’re walking for on a beautiful tag and hung from the Hope and Memory tree at the drop-in centre. The leaf will be forever placed in the gardens at the Kilmarnock headquarters. Visit www.ayrshirecs.org/hope-and-memories-walk or call (01563) 475025 or email email@example.com for more information.
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