Walk raises almost £500 in memory of Angie and Marlene

Walk raises almost £500 in memory of Angie and Marlene

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A fundraising walk to remember two former Tesco employees who died within a day of each other has so far raised almost £500 for their chosen charities.

On Sunday about 35 people took part in the walk along Ely Riverside, organised by Shirley Hammond and Mel Starling.

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The walk, which started at Tesco and continued along to the River Ouse, has so far raised £490, which will be split evenly between Arthur Rank Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society. Proceeds from a bingo, raffle and auction will be added within the next few weeks.

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The charity fundraiser was set up in memory of Soham grandmother Angie Squires, and March grandmother Marlene Emery, both longstanding Tesco employees.

A prolific fundraiser, Angie died of cancer on January 24, aged just 54. In her final days she was cared for by Arthur Rank Hospice.

The day before March grandmother Marlene had suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 61. Marlene’s husband Malcolm, who had Alzheimer’s disease, had also recently passed away.

On their fundraising page, Shirley and Mel say: “Marlene and Angie were wonderful ladies, full of life, and taken from us at a young age, and we would like to keep them both in our thoughts as we do the walk and raise money for their two chosen charities, Alzheimer’s and Arthur Rank Hospice.”

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You can still sponsor Shirley and Mel at https://www.justgiving.com/Shirley-Hammond1 (Arthur Rank Hospice) or https://www.justgiving.com/Shirley-Hammond (Alzheimer’s Society).