Volunteer to conquer Hospice to Hospice walk after dad's brain tumour battle

Reporter: Jess Reeves
Date published: 18 April 2019

At 11 years old Becky Crawford’s dad, Alan, passed away after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005. 

After years of volunteering her time and talents as a DJ for events at the Hospice, Becky is preparing to take on the Hospice and Hospice Walk. 

Walking alongside mum, Tracy, and family friend Deniece Shenton, Becky Crawford, 24, will be taking on the 7.25 mile circular route from Heyside Cricket Club to Springhill Hospice on 28th April in memory of her dad.

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, Becky’s dads ashes were scattered at Boundary Park."

An avid football fan, P.E 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.”

Join Becky and hundreds of other walkers on 28th April for this year’s Hospice to Hospice Walk, starting from Heyside Cricket Club. 

Register 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).