Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Tess Takes the Challenge

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Tess Takes the Challenge

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Every year sisters Marjorie Moss, Norma Johnson and Christine Hathaway take part in the Macmillan Mile.

While Marjorie and Norma do the walking, Christine helps out with refreshments.

But, despite their best efforts, it is their dog Tess who receives most attention.

The Border Collie-Springer Spaniel cross joins the girls on the one-mile challenge.

She even has her own sponsorship form to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

"We say to people 'Do you want to sponsor Marjorie or the dog'. They nearly always choose the dog," says Christine laughing.

The sisters, from Grangetown, started supporting Macmillan Cancer Relief after Marjorie's husband, John, died in 1997.

"My husband was getting looked after by the Macmillan nurses," says Marjorie.

"He had asbestosis. They found out he was ill in May, 1996, and he died in January 97."

Marjorie decided to support the charity in his memory and started out doing coffee mornings and then the one-mile walk. …

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