A special story from Starlight Walk - East Cheshire Hospice

A special story from Starlight Walk

Little Ruby Leah was back for her second Starlight Walk at the tender age of three.

Her first visit a year ago came just weeks after her dad Leon died of pancreatic cancer, aged 53.

Mum Georgia has raised almost £10,000 for various charities since losing her husband in March 2023.

Her parents Lynne and Brian, along with other friends and relatives, were there to support her at the event.

Georgia, from Macclesfield, said: “Last year walkers were surprised we took part so soon after Leon died, but I quickly went into fundraising mode and wanted to make a difference.

Ruby and Georgia Leah.

“I wanted to say thank you and make sure others get the same care and treatment as we did and especially my husband who spent three weeks at the Hospice.”

Leon was a drayman at Wincle Brewery and colleagues joined Georgia for a Snowdon climb, one of her many fundraising challenges.

Georgia said: “I did a sky dive and have had cake sales, coffee mornings and all sorts of things.

“Ruby saw the poster for the Starlight Walk and said she wanted to do it again to raise some money for the nurses. It’s a special evening. It’s beautiful and we’re lighting a candle for daddy.”

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