TEACHER and DJ Becky Crawford is taking on the forthcoming Dr Kershaw's Hospice to Hospice Walk in memory of her late father.

Now aged 24, Becky's dad Alan passed away when she was just 11 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005.

Alongside her mum, Tracy, and family friend Deniece Shenton, Becky will be taking on the 7.25-mile circular route from Heyside Cricket Club to Springhill Hospice on April 28.

Attending the Day Services once a week back in 2005, Alan Crawford, who had a glioblastoma tumour, passed away at the Royton Hospice surrounded by friends and family.

Becky said: “He really enjoyed the company of others at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice."

With fond memories of watching Latics at Boundary Park with Alan and her brother Jamie, the family scattered his ashes at Boundary Park.

An avid football fan, PE teacher at North Chadderton High School, Becky also remembers Alan taking her to football training.

Becky said: “I’m looking forward to doing the walk this year in memory of my dad. I usually volunteer at the Hospice to Hospice Walk so I can’t wait to take part.”

Others can join Becky and hundreds of other walkers by registering online at www.drkg.org.uk/events/hospice-hospice-walk/

Pre-registration costs £7 per person (that increases to £10 when registering on the day between 9.15 and 10.15am).

About Us

Dr. Kershaw's Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment. Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Palliative care is appropriate for patients at all stages of illness, including those undergoing treatment for symptom control or rehabilitation as well as patients who are nearing the end of life.

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is an independent hospice and a registered charity (Charity No. 1105924). It is partially funded by the Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), circa £800,000 per year, however, the major part of the annual budget of £2.8m is supported by fundraising activities, donations, legacies, income from the Hospice shops and revenue from the Hospice lottery.

The Hospice serves a population of some 220,000 people drawn from Oldham and its surrounding districts and has a close working relationships with Oldham CCG; Pennine Care NHS Trust and Pennine Acute NHS Trust.

Kate Noble │ 07704783072 │ 0161 624 9984 │ kate.noble@drkh.org.uk