Baby Charles Pereira will join his mum and dad for a triple celebration and honour the grandmother who sadly will not see him grow up.
Eight-month-old Charles will be carried proudly by Carolina and Dan for the Manchester Virtual Walk, in aid of St Ann’s as we celebrate our 50th birthday this month.
The charity’s special milestone is the same weekend as Carolina’s birthday, the 14th of May, and the couple’s second wedding anniversary, the 18th of May.
The Warrington-based family are taking part in the 10km walk to raise money for our hospice where Carolina’s late mother Clara Silva was a patient almost two years ago.
Clara, who moved from the family home in Lisbon to be close to her daughter, died of pancreatic cancer, aged 64.
Mum moved over to be near me because I was planning on having a baby, but sadly she passed away before I was even pregnant. She wanted to go to the hospice in Little Hulton and we were really impressed with the care we received, so we'd like to thank them for the good work they do for the community. Mum was always a very caring person. She took care of her disabled sister, her mother, and her kids and was looking forward to now helping me raise my son. Carolina Pereira
Carolina and Dan will split the walk over a few days, as some other participants have chosen to do, while enjoying low-key birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Carolina said: “I’m so fed up of my local park after walking around it over and over again for the last year, so we’ll probably go further afield within restrictions.
“Charles has never left Warrington yet, so we’d like to show him the beach or the mountains while he’s in his carrier.”
To sponsor the Pereira family visit their fundraising page here.