After her friend, Mark Winteborne, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour, Nicky Busby vowed to do what she could to support Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale (CSB&A).

Nicky says, “I promised Mark that this fundraiser would be for him and Mark told me that CSB&A is a charity that he holds dear to his heart.” She says that Mark, 44, from Yeadon, “has received has received tremendous support from the charity with the ongoing challenges that a brain tumour presents him with.”

To raise sponsorship, Nicky embarked on a solo hike from Ilkley to Kettlewell, along the Dales Way – just under twenty five miles in eight hours – and collected £650.

“The charity is celebrating its silver anniversary this year and is hoping that with continued fundraising it will be able to continue for a further twenty-five years,” she added.

From left, Nicky Busby, Mark Winterbourne, Hayley Collis (corporate fundraiser) and Linda Enderby (community fundraiser)

From left, Nicky Busby, Mark Winterbourne, Hayley Collis (corporate fundraiser) and Linda Enderby (community fundraiser)

“Last year 3,500 people used its services which can be anything from practical advice, counselling, complimentary therapies or drop-in support groups. The charity provides vital support, not just to the person with the diagnosis but for their families also.

“I am very lucky to have such amazing friends and family who generously sponsored me for my solo hike. I handed a cheque over for £650 to the centre in Bradford on Thursday 25 April.”

To learn more about CSB&A you can visit their website at www.bradfordcancersupport.org.uk

You can see a pictoral guide of Nicky’s route at http://nickybusby.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/cancer-support-bradford-airedale.html

Nicky has raised a total of £5,000 for a variety of charities down the years through a series of sponsored hikes.

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