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Scores of families basked in spring sunshine at a poignant Memory Miles walk.
The East Cheshire Hospice event took place in the spectacular surroundings of Adlington Hall.
Walkers went on a one-kilometre woodland loop, admiring stunning scenery along the way.
Walkers set off at the start of Memory Miles.
For many it was an emotional journey remembering lost loved ones.
Margaret Jennings was joined by daughter Sarah-Jane Mason and sister Shirley Plant to honour the memory of Margaret’s husband Phil.
Phil, a joiner, died from pancreatic cancer a year ago, aged 73, in the comfort of his own home in Gawsworth thanks to the charity’s Hospice @Home service.
Sarah-Jane said: “Dad was a wonderful man and it was his wish that he died at home. The Hospice were amazing with their care and nothing was too much trouble.
“They came out in the middle of the night, working with other health care agencies like Macmillan.
“We can’t praise the Hospice enough for what they did for our family. Dad loved woodturning and enjoyed making three-legged stools.”
From left, Sarah-Jane Mason with mum Margaret Jennings and her sister Shirley Plant.
During a pre-walk address, health care assistant Pam Webster spoke about the Hospice’s role helping families, while Chief Executive Karyn Johnston led a minute’s silence in memory of those no longer here.
Denis and Sheila Lee, from Macclesfield, were there to remember their parents Ping and Peter and Jack and Ella.
Daughter Kirsten Froehlich and sons George (8) and Harry (13) took along four-year-old pet dog Cookie.
From left, Kirsten Froehlich, Denis Lee, George and Harry Froehlich and Sheila Lee with pet dog Cookie.
Sheila started work as a day care centre sister at the Hospice soon after it opened in 1988 and spent around 14 years working there.
Friends Peter Jones and Anita Simcock were joined by one-time rescue toy poodles Jack (20) and his son Bob (18). Anita retired from working in A and E at Macclesfield District General Hospital in January.
Peter Jones and Anita Simcock with toy poodles Jack and Bob.
The pair were among supporters from Macclesfield Cancer Help Centre who meet at Prestbury Methodist Church every Tuesday (10 am -2 pm).
The event, sponsored by Ford dealers Sidney Jackson and Son, saw performances from music students from Fallibroome Academy and a rock choir.
Cancer centre supporters (from left) Hassan Pillai, Anne and David Hall with dog Ben, Di and Roy Waller and Sandra and George Robinson.
Events Manager Beth Candy said: “It was great to be back holding a fundraising event again after such a long time.
“We want to say a massive thank you to Adlington Hall for providing such an amazing location, our loyal supporters, sponsors and volunteers. We couldn’t do it without them all.”Back to all news