Peter to Stomp for Penny Brohn UK in memory of wife

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 October 2018

Community fundraiser Ian Riddell at Penny Brohn UK with Peter Jones, his ‘charity car’ and dog Jake. Picture: Penny Brohn UK

Community fundraiser Ian Riddell at Penny Brohn UK with Peter Jones, his ‘charity car’ and dog Jake. Picture: Penny Brohn UK

Penny Brohn UK

A Portishead man will walk six miles in memory of his wife who died from bowel cancer.

Peter Jones is taking part in this year’s Stomp for Penny Brohn UK on the anniversary of his partner, Debbie’s, death.

He will embark on the route to raise cash for the cancer care charity which cared for his wife in her final days.

As well as taking part in Stomp, Peter has been promoting the event using his 1991 Mini Cooper, known as his ‘charity car’.

The Mini will take pride of place at Penny Brohn’s base in Chapel Pill Lane, for Stompers to admire when they cross the finish line.

The widower drove his Mini from Bristol to Turin in 2011 to raise awareness of bowel cancer in an event organised by himself and Debbie.

He said: “Penny Brohn UK supported Debbie during her illness. She gained a lot from the support she received from the charity and spending time with others who were going through the same thing.

“This October is the fifth anniversary of her passing so taking part in Stomp seemed a good way to mark it and raise money for such a good cause.

“The Mini means a lot to me as it gave us a different focus during Debbie’s illness and helped us deal with the situation.”

Peter is a member of Bristol St Andrew’s Bowls Club and has already raised more than £250 in sponsorship for a three-day tour of the Isle of Wight in June.

The family-friendly event is open to all ages and abilities and is due to take place on October 13 from Anchor Square in Bristol through Avon Gorge to the charity’s national centre in Pill.

Walkers will be greeted with a farmers’ market, refreshments and entertainment.

The charity’s community fundraiser Ian Riddell said: “We are delighted to have Peter supporting Stomp. His Mini is certainly eye-catching and a lovely tribute to Debbie who was supported by Penny Brohn UK.

“Stomp is set to be a great day out for the whole family and everyone is welcome.

“There is still time to sign up and raise money to help us support more people living with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.”

To sign up for Stomp, visit www.pennybrohn.org.uk/stomp, registration is £5-10.

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