Brides Go on the March for Tragic Chris ; Mum Who Lost Her Husband to Cancer after 14 Months Organises Bridal Walk for Christie

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Brides Go on the March for Tragic Chris ; Mum Who Lost Her Husband to Cancer after 14 Months Organises Bridal Walk for Christie


Tfitzgerald, Todd Fitzgerald, Manchester Evening News


AMUM who lost her husband of 14 months to cancer raised more than Pounds 3,500 for charity after getting 20 women to take part in a sponsored walk in wedding dresses.

Fleur Binnington was left heartbroken when husband Chris died in December 2013 after they had only been married for a year having tied the knot on Cyprus in 2012.

Chris, 43, had been diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer just six months earlier. He left behind his wife, three sons and two step- daughters.

Fleur, 41, decided to dig out her wedding dress and join 20 friends and family for the Bridal Walk event from her Cheadle Hulme home to The Christie hospital, where Chris underwent chemotherapy. Fleur and her pals raised Pounds 3,500 after completing the 10-mile walk in five hours.

Her fundraising target is Pounds 15,000 to buy a leaf for Chris on the Tree of Hope in The Christie garden. Fleur said: "Chris deteriorated so quickly that I didn't think we would have a wedding anniversary at all.

"The Bridal Walk idea was born out of the fact that we were only married for seven months when Chris was diagnosed.

"But thanks to The Christie, we had one precious wedding anniversary to celebrate. …

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