Sarah’s walking tall for her dad

A SCARBOROUGH woman is doing the Three Peaks Walk in support of her dad who is battling cancer.

Sarah Hoff, who is originally from Scarborough and now lives in Leeds, will take on the challenging fundraiser with Macmillan on Saturday.

She said: “I’m taking part in this event to raise money for Macmillan as I have seen first-hand the brilliant work they do for cancer patients and their families.

“My dad, Derek Hoff, who lives in Scarborough, was diagnosed with terminal renal cancer in July 2003. Ever since, he has fought and battled the disease relentlessly with amazing positivity.

“Dad has undertaken extensive treatment over the last eight years, battling against severe side effects to fight the numerous tumours that have spread throughout his body.

“Eight years of fighting this disease has taken a massive toll both on my dad and our family.

“Our Macmillan nurses have provided invaluable support, in particular over the last couple of years as my dad’s fight has become gradually tougher.

“Their continued support to both my dad and mum cannot be praised enough.”

Sarah says she chose the Three Peaks as her used to enjoy walking in the Dales and has climbed all three of the peaks in this challenge, namely Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

She said: “As dad’s mobility has been severely inhibited by the illness, I wanted to complete a challenge that he was familiar with and can visualise.

“I know the challenge will be tough, but in comparison to my dad’s battle it will be a walk in the park.

“Dad is the most positive person I know and I hope to borrow a fraction of his positivity to help me complete the gruelling 25 miles in 15 hours.”

If you would like to support Sarah, she has set up a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/MacmillanYorkshireThreePeaks

So far she has raised £575 plus another £100 through sponsorship forms.

You can also donate via text: Text: YPKS47 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70070 to donate now eg: YPKS47 £5

To take part in future Macmillan fundraising events please email your details to y3p@macmillan.org.uk or call (01925) 846740.