TWO sisters are getting ready to take on a running challenge to celebrate their dad’s memory on what will be the first anniversary of his death.
Rosalyn Barber (46) and Tracey Stimson (49) are both set to take part in Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s annual Run in the Park on July 14, which marks a year on from the day their father Eric Barber died age 82
Eric, from Kiveton Park, had received treatment for bladder cancer at Weston Park Hospital.
Rosalyn said: “We know it will be tough and very challenging to do the run, which falls on the first anniversary of our loss.
“But our dad was a very active man and it's a very positive way to remember him and to support a fantastic cause.”
Rosalyn, from Sheffield, and Tracey, a practice nurse from Kiveton Park, are both regular runners.
Rosalyn said: “When my dad was diagnosed it was a shock as he was fit and active.
“He needed radiotherapy at Weston Park Hospital, which is an amazing place.
“He was never worried about going there for treatment because each and every member of staff was so kind and caring.”
The sisters aim to raise over £1,800 for Cancer Charity, having seen first-hand the care their dad received.
Rosalyn added: “I’d encourage everyone to sign up and take part. There’s a great atmosphere and it is satisfying to know that all the money raised supports a great cause.”
For more information visit www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or ring the Cancer Charity office on 0114 2265370.