Families walk together to help cancer battle

Mick Wigg, of Bennets End, completed a bike ride to fundraise for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. He is pictured at the finish with his sons James and Matthew.
Mick Wigg, of Bennets End, completed a bike ride to fundraise for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. He is pictured at the finish with his sons James and Matthew.

Two families that have been touched by children’s cancers will come together for a walk to fund research into beating the disease.

John and Marian Dealey, who lost their son Adam to the bone cancer Ewings Sarcoma, will walk side by side with Linda and Michael Wigg, whose teenage son has fought off another form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

The walk on Sunday, September 15, will raise funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and is open to all.

Starting at around 10am from Langleybury Cricket Club it will cover a five-mile circular route.

Both families are keen on fundraising for the trust to raise awareness and in the hope that one day a cure will be found.

John, of Boxmoor, said: “There has really been no progress in the last 25 years with treatment.

“Cancer in young people is just not picked up because you just don’t expect it.”

Dad Michael, of Bennetts End, completed a London to Cambridge bike ride in July to bring in extra funds.

The feat took him six hours and raised £440. He was welcomed over the finish line by sons James and Matthew.

To find out more about joining the charity walk contact John on 07768 422522 or email john.dealey@ntlworld.com

For more on the trust visit www.bcrt.org.uk