We were contacted by supporter and fundraiser Emma Perry, who, along with her family, is orgnaising a very special walk in memory of her father, Nick Sibcy. Read on for more details, and if you're inspired to join in, be sure to head to the Big Red Shorts Walk website!
"This time last year dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After six very challenging, but extremely special months, he sadly died last November.
He was amazingly brave through all the pain he endured and faced his illness with such courage and dignity. I feel exceptionally proud to be his daughter.
In memory of dad we have planned one last journey for him along the South coast of Devon and Cornwall.
My brothers and I, Mike, Lottie, Tommy and Rosie, other family and friends have organised a sponsored walk from 14 - 22 July 2012: The Big Red Shorts Walk! We plan to carry dad's ashes the 100 miles from Dartmouth, where he trained to be a Royal Naval Officer, to Mylor where he kept his beloved yacht for 20 years. Once there, we will go for a sail and scatter his ashes at sea, as was his request.
For more details of the walk and how to join in, please see our Big Red Shorts Walk website.
We are hoping to raise £10,000 between all those participating, an amount that will make a real difference to the charities we are supporting. Every penny we raise is being split equally between Myton Hospice and Pancreatic Cancer UK. We have set up a Virgin Giving site: thank you so much for all your help and support. It feels great to be doing something positive to help and we really want to raise as much as we can!"