Husband goes the extra mile in memory of his wife at Midnight Walk

Runner Helen Fraser kept going until the end as she fought a brain tumour so husband Don was determined to go the extra mile in her memory.

By News Team on May 11, 2018

Don, from Heaton Moor, was part of an 18-strong team of Don’s Dawdlers in the Manchester Midnight Walk.

Helen spent her final days at the Heald Green hospice before she died in March last year, aged 56. She worked for the NHS in Stockport after 13 years as an IT lecturer at Stockport College.

Helen, a member of Stockport Harriers and veteran of 10 marathons, completed her last run three weeks before she died.

Don said: “Helen loved running and even ran the Manchester marathon two years ago just after she was diagnosed with cancer. She received outstanding care at St Ann’s and we’re hoping to raise £1,500 for the charity from the walk.”

The group included neighbour Gwyn Riley, a nurse at St Ann’s, and Julie Fairclough whose husband Steve who has raised £3,700 for the hospice from the gruelling Marathon Des Sables.

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