A SCARBOROUGH man is putting his best foot forward to help a charity which cared for his late wife.
Doug Young, of Coniston Gardens, in Crossgates, is gearing up to tackle the Marie Curie Walk Ten later this month.
Mr Young, 61, is taking part in the 10km challenge to raise money for the charity which provided care and support for his wife Gina, who passed away aged 60 in January after a nine month battle with terminal lung cancer.
Mr Young, a delivery driver for Tesco, said he was hoping to raise £1,000 from the walk at Castle Howard and wanted to do something to thank the charity.
He said: “I’m really looking for to the walk and I’ve had a t-shirt printed with Gina on it so she will be coming with me on the walk.
“Gina was an absolute diamond and I’ve already got more than £500 in sponsorship.
“Hopefully by the time I do the walk I will have £1,000 to be able to give to the charity which helped her.”
Mrs Young was described as “a much loved lady” by her family who had helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
She made £1,800 doing the Race for Life for Cancer Research, and won awards from her employer Tesco for her efforts to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice and the Whizz Kids charity.
Originally from Scotland, she moved to Scarborough with her son in 1979 to be with Mr Young after meeting him when on holiday in the town.
She worked for 17 years at Gilly’s Amusements, in Foreshore Road, and was a familiar face on the seafront before working at Marks and Spencer.
For more information on how to take part in the walk log on to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or contact 08700 340 040.