A FAMILY will put on their wellies to raise money for a county hospice in memory of a former Sainsbury’s worker from Wellingborough.
The family of Bob More, who was known as Bobby, were among the first to sign up for the Wiseman Welly Walk in Northampton on March 25 as a thank you to Cynthia Spencer Hospice, where Mr More was cared for before his death.
The team of nine family members, called Team WelliBobs, are aged from age 10 to 72 and include Mr More’s wife Grace, daughters Shelly and Melissa, granddaughters Lauren and Payton, sister-in-law Maureen and nieces Lisa, Evie and Jessie.
Melissa said: “Bobby was cared for by the hospice during his battle with cancer, after being diagnosed in February 2011. Sadly his condition deteriorated quickly and in June 2011 he spent his last few days pain free and with dignity at the hospice receiving wonderful care until he passed away.
“He was one of the funniest people you could ever meet, always cracking jokes and singing silly songs and he would have loved the idea of the Wiseman Welly Walk and the cow print wellies, which is why we all want to get involved.
“This is our way of thanking the team at the hospice for what they did for all the family during that difficult time.
“The staff treated Bobby with such kindness and respect and welcomed all the family with open arms. We all pretty much moved in to be with Bobby and we were always made to feel welcome and were never asked to leave.
“We feel forever indebted to the hospice and wish to show our gratitude by encouraging as many people as we can to take part and raise as much money as possible to help the hospice continue this valuable work for the whole community.”
To make a donation to Team WelliBobs go to www.justgiving.com/WelliBobs.
To register for the walk call 01604 678082.