Charity walk in mother’s memory
A MAN has set off on a marathon walk for charity in memory of his mum.
Brian Sutton, 54, is taking on the famous coast-to-coast over a two-week period.
Brian, who lives on the Weston, is taking on the challenge for Parkinson’s UK, the charity that supports people with the condition and their families.
His mum Mildred, who was known as Millie, had Parkinson’s, which is a progressive neurological condition.
Millie got a lot of support from the charity before she died in 2000 aged 76.
Brian, a retired joiner, set off on May 17.
Walking is Brian’s passion and he is regularly found trekking in the local area.
His last big walk was when he took on the Pennine Way 10 years ago.
Brian said: “Mum was a nurse in the war and treated people with the condition.
“She was devastated when she herself was diagnosed.
“She fought the disease for 11 years. I was very proud of my mum. I’ve always wanted to do something as a way of thanking the charity for their support while mum was with us. Hopefully I can raise a few pounds.”
Donate via www. justgiving.com/ fundraising/Brian-Sutton.
Brian Sutton, above left, and his late mum Millie