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Windsor woman to take part in Twilight Walk in memory of husband

Windsor woman to take part in Twilight Walk in memory of husband

Philip Dewey

Windsor woman to take part in Twilight Walk in memory of husband
Karen Ackling will be taking part in the Twilight Walk in memory of husband Kevin.

Entries are still open for the Twilight Walk in Windsor to bring together patients and families affected by brain tumours.

The 10k fundraiser in Windsor Great Park on Sunday, October 12, will raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity which organised the event.

Former nurse Karen Ackling will be taking part for the third time.

Her husband Kevin died in October 2012 after battling a brain tumour for four-and-a-half years.

The anniversary of his death took place on Wednesday.

Karen said: "Because me and Kevin lived in Windsor, we used to do the walk a lot so it seemed quite fitting to do it in his memory.

"So many people are touched by this dreadful disease, whether you're a patient, carer or spouse so it's great to have that camaraderie of people who have been through what you've been through."

The 10k is made up of a route which takes in Windsor Castle, The Long Walk and the River Thames, and encourages all members of the family to take part in support of or in memory of a loved one.

The Brain Tumour Charity is hoping to fund research into better diagnosis techniques and new treatments, as well as providing support to those with the disease and their families.

Karen said: "It's an occasion for people to get together. It's a lot of fun and laughs but it's tinged with that element of sadness.

"I would be lost without the Brain Tumour Charity, they have helped me tremendously through this bereavement and I cannot speak more highly of them."

The Twilight Walk will take place at 4.30pm and will finish at 9pm, with those taking part meeting at Windsor Leisure Centre, in Stovell Road.

Email thetwilightwalk@thebraintumourcharity.org or visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org for more information.

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