A WIFE who lost her husband to cancer this year has asked everyone who 'doesn't feel right' to get themselves checked out.

Ruth Holden's husband, Chris Greenwood, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and despite several rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and operations, the cancer spread and he was diagnosed with a brain tumour which was removed in July 2018.

However the 63-year-old, from Darwen, was further diagnosed with cancer of the spine and back, along with multiple brain tumours, died at East Lancashire Hospice in December last year.

In his memory, Ms Holden along with friends and family, walked up Scafell Pike in Cumbria and raised £2,234 for the hospice.

Ms Holden said: "It’s been just over five months since Chris passed away, he was not just my husband, he was my best friend, sole mate, my darling and he has left a void in my heart.

"Nothing could have prepared myself for losing the love of my life.

"It’s been a tough journey.

"If something doesn’t feel right get yourself checked.

"East Lancashire Hospice did an amazing job and cared for him in the final weeks of his life."