Wisbech store backs Fenland fundraising walkers

Evison in Wisbech are giving walkers money off their walking boots as they are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.'left to right Alec Wright , Chris Pateman (Evison), Stuart Egginton and Peter Smith ANL-150202-160208009
Evison in Wisbech are giving walkers money off their walking boots as they are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.'left to right Alec Wright , Chris Pateman (Evison), Stuart Egginton and Peter Smith ANL-150202-160208009
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Three guards from HMP Whitemoor are hoping to give something back to a charity with a fundraising walk.

Alec Wright, Peter Smith and Stuart Egginton want to thank Macmillan Cancer Support with a 45-mile walk.

They hope to raise £5,000 by walking between Hunstanton and Cromer on August 8. So far they have £450.

Mr Wright, 43, knows the importance of the charity’s work. He said: “After being diagnosed with t-cell lymphoma two years ago and having the chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant I was quite ill, but coped well physically.

“Macmillan helped me at the end of my treatment with the ‘hope course’ which helps afterwards.”

Pete said: “I am doing this walk for my wife Stephanie who died of cancer on April 11, last year.

“She was just 52 and had battled cancer for an amazing six years with many set-backs. She loved life and fought so hard. She is deeply missed and loved, may she find peace and at last be pain free.”

Mr Egginton said: “My mother passed away with cancer when I was 21, she was only 48. She received great support at home during her illness.

“My wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer a few years ago. She received great support from the Macmillan nurses. She is doing very well after surgery at Addenbrooks hospital.”

The trio have been supported with their efforts by the Evison store in Wisbech, which has donated walking boots.