Char­ity walk in mother’s mem­ory

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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. just­giv­ fundrais­ing/Brian-Sut­ton.

Brian Sut­ton, above left, and his late mum Mil­lie


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