Fundraising in memory of Mark

A sister and niece have carried out a fundraising walk in memory of a Daventry man.

Anne Checketts and Lorraine Squire walked from Weedon to Welton along the Grand Union Canal.

They did the walk on Thursday, May 15 on the day that would have been Mark Robinson’s 57th birthday.

He died suddenly in September last year.

He suffered from Raynaud’s disease, which is an excessively reduced blood flow to the hands caused by the cold.

The pair did the walk in aid of the Raynaud’s and Scloderma Association.

They raised £250 in sponsorship.

In addition to the fundraising walk, the duo also held a a table-top sale in April and a keep your gloves on for Raynauds Awareness Day in February With all of the fundraising events, the couple have now raised approximately £500.

Speaking about the fundraiser, his niece Mrs Squire said: “All of his family miss Mark and we all felt that this would be a great way to celebrate his life and keep his memory alive.

“He was a keen fisherman, when he was able, and loved to spend time on the canal.”