Buckingham woman Denise Evans will be taking part in the Glo4Flo Midnight Walk in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice, in memory of her close friend Becky Cooper, who died from cancer in 2013, aged 32.
Denise, aged 53, said: “Two days before Becky’s 30th birthday, she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and tragically lost her fight just 22 months later.
“She was an inspiration to everyone; she fought the disease with such courage and bravery. Through all her treatment, pain and suffering, she rarely complained.
“I know that Becky talked about the special support and care she received at the Florence Nightingale Hospice and this special place is where I said my final goodbye to Becky, in May 2013.”
Denise is joining four of Becky’s work colleagues from Bucks County Council as Team Becky for the Midnight Walk on Saturday, July 11.
In a personal message to the team, Becky’s husband, Mix96 presenter Nathan Cooper, said: “It’s very touching that Team Becky are once again taking part.
“The Midnight Walk is one of the biggest charity events on the calendar now and. having been a couple of times, I know how much fun it is, as well as being extremely poignant.
“Reading all the messages and hearing stories being exchanged on the night makes you realise how many people are touched by the work that Flo House do, and from first-hand experience I know the service is second to none.”
There is still time to sign up for the Midnight Walk. Registration is open until midday on Friday, July 10. Register online at www.gemstonewalk.co.uk or call 01296 429975.