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Local 5k race raises £1,000 in Bernadette's memory

A generous donation was made by Hospice supporters after they completed a 5k race.

In memory of Bernadette Bower, her Husband Garry presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Hospice at the Cock and Magpie pub in Whitworth.

The 5k race took place at Cowm Resevoir where Bernadette used to run herself. As part of the Life for Life Tree Charity, there was also a tree planted ahead of the race in Bernadette’s memory. Garry and their friends paid for the tree along with a memorial plaque.

The race was organised by Andy O'Sullivan MBE of Andems Runners to celebrate the life of Bernadette and commemorate the determination she showed in her fight against cancer.

Garry said: "The care they gave Bernadette was second to none: they also took care of me, as I spent almost every night at her side during her stay, and most of the days too."

The Hospice has continued to support Garry since, and he, along with Andems Runners, staged the race in honour of Bernadette and to thank the hospice for all the hard work they do to make end of life as comfortable and loving as possible.

Garry will also be running the Manchester Marathon in April. "The week before Bernadette died she told me she would be at the race with me, and I know she will be, in my heart."