A CANCER survivor is taking part in a charity event to repay the care and support she received while sick.
Linda Crimes, of Saughall, is taking part in Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk sponsored by Santander in association with Woman&Home at Cholmondeley Castle on June 4.
Linda, 55, was diagnosed 13 years ago and is taking part in the 10-mile walk.
She said: “I saw the article in the Ellesmere Port Pioneer saying the walk was taking place.
“It was the charity aspect that appealed to me, I wanted to give something back that I had received.
“I met a woman in the day centre where I had a lump removed and we were diagnosed the same day.
“We helped each other but there is so much more support for people nowadays.”
It is a cause close to Linda’s heart, she said: “My mum, who lives in New Zealand, had an operation to remove a lump from her breast but didn’t have the follow-up radiation therapy and is now terminal.”
Mum-of-three Linda, a care assistant for Bupa Crawford Hall, added: “Things have advanced so much more since I had cancer. I saw the event in the paper and thought I would do something different.
“I’d encourage people to take part and have a good time while doing something for a good cause.”
Pink Ribbonwalk event manager Lucy Johnston said: “Breast Cancer Care’s Pink Ribbonwalk is a fantastic opportunity for people across Cheshire and further afield to give something back to a charity close to their hearts just as Linda is doing.
“It’s a great day out for all the family with a fête-style celebration waiting for you when you complete the 10 or 20-mile walkathon.
“Help Breast Cancer Care continue to be there for anyone affected by breast cancer by signing up today.”
To sign up, call 0870 145 0101 or visit the website www.breastcancercare.org.uk/PinkRibbon.