Fam­ily raise £1,000s in trib­ute to Mar­garet

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

THE fam­ily of a woman who died from can­cer have seen her hon­oured on a per­ma­nent me­mo­rial at the Christie Hos­pi­tal.

Peter Boul­ton and his fam­ily have raised more than £16,000 for the Christie Char­ity, which cared for his late part­ner Mar­garet Hughes be­fore she died from breast can­cer four years ago.

As well as mak­ing col­lec­tions at Mar­garet’s fu­neral, the fam­ily have ded­i­cated their time to rais­ing cash to qual­ify for a bronze leaf on the ‘Tree Of Hope’ at the Christie Hos­pi­tal, which was un­veiled at a spe­cial cer­e­mony five years to the day Mar­garet died.

Peter, 68, who lives in Pott Shrigley, helped raise the cash by tak­ing part in the Great North Run with his daugh­ter Tansy Wil­son, who de­spite bat­tling Thy­roid Can­cer, also ran the Manch­ester 10k and Lon­don Marathon in aid of the fund.

Mar­garet’s son David, who mar­ried his wife Natalie in the same church where his mum was buried, helped kick start the Mar­garet Hughes Me­mo­rial Fund by tak­ing part in the Manch­ester 10k.

Peter said: “Mar­garet gave time, ef­fort and com­mit­ment to make im­prove­ments for oth­ers and it has been a great priv­i­lege to have been part of her re­mark­able jour­ney. I am pleased that her le­gacy has con­tin­ued through the Mar­garet Hughes Hope Trib­ute Fund in sup­port of Breast Can­cer Re­search to help The Christie reach its vi­sion of a fu­ture with­out can­cer.”

Mar­garet was mum to David and Karen and had four grand­chil­dren be­fore she died, with a fifth ar­rival since. She was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 1997 and in 2002 be­came a mem­ber of Break Through Breast Can­cer’s Cam­paign and Ad­vo­cacy Net­work (CAN) and added her voice to make changes to breast can­cer ser­vices and treat­ments to shape the lives of oth­ers.

She also con­trib­uted as a mem­ber of the Ge­net­ics Ad­vi­sory Panel to cam­paign for im­prove­ments to ser­vices for peo­ple with fam­ily his­tory of breast can­cer.

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