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Colne woman raises cancer charity money in memory of father
A COLNE woman has completed a sponsored walk in memory of her father, who died from a brain tumour.
Nicola Kitto, 38, and her two children walked around Towneley Park in Burnley, which she often visited with her dad, Peter White.
Mr White passed away in December 2011, five months after he was diagnosed with cancer.
His grandchildren, Joshua, seven and Charlie, four, also took part in the walk, which raised money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
During his illness, Mr White received part of his treatment at the Rosemere Cancer Unit at Royal Preston Hospital, and the family wanted to give something back to the charity that supported him.
Nicola said: “Knowing my dad, I can be sure that the greatest legacy I can give him is to try to raise as much money as possible in his name for those who tried to give him as long as possible with the family he adored.”
So far the family has raised £100 in sponsorship from the walk, all of which will go to help local cancer patients and their families.
Nicola added: “On July 28, 2011, my family received the devastating news that the wonderful and brave man I had the honour to call dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
“Two days later my dad made the simple statement to me that he was going to fight his cancer every step of the way as he wanted to watch his two young grandchildren grow up. “He also stated that he was going to win as ‘only the good die young’.
“My dad was among the greatest men I have ever had the privilege to know, therefore this statement proved to be prophetic when five months after his diagnosis he passed away peacefully December 28.”
Donations can still be made at www.justgiving .com /Nicola-Kitto1
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