Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Jingle Bell Walk Will Raise Cash for Cancer Research

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Jingle Bell Walk Will Raise Cash for Cancer Research

Article excerpt

DEVOTED parents have organised a Christmas walk in tribute to their son to raise funds for vital research into childhood cancer.

Christopher Lucas died in July 2000, at 18, after a three-year battle against an aggressive deep-muscle cancer. His mum Lynn, 49, and 50-year-old father also called Lynn, from Hadrian Park, Wallsend, have devoted their lives to raising money and awareness into the condition in their son's memory.

They established the Chris Lucas Trust which has so far raised pounds 300,000 for research into rhab-domyosarcoma.

The Jingle Bell Walk is now in its third year. It attracted 400 participants last year and the duo hope to beat that total this year ahead of Childhood Cancer Month in December.

The walk, which is being held on November 29, will start after the Lord Mayor lights the Christmas tree at Newcastle Civic Centre and will finish at the Millennium Bridge.

Each supporter will receive a flashing Christmas hat, hot chocolate, cookies, and a present for each child from Santa. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.