Two widows in the Moorlands have teamed up to take on a charity challenge together in memory of their husbands. Jo Upton and Mel Avery, who both live in Cheadle, are currently carrying out a ‘March Walkathon’ in aid of both the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Two widows in the Moorlands have teamed up to take on a charity challenge together in memory of their husbands.
Jo Upton and Mel Avery, who both live in Cheadle, are currently carrying out a ‘March Walkathon’ in aid of both the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Mel and Jo are doing this energetic challenge in memory of their husbands who both sadly passed away in 2018.
On their online fundraising page, Jo said: “As many of you will know, myself and Mel were tragically widowed in 2018, within two months of each other.
“Over the past two years we have become very close and we really do just ‘get each other.’
“We have decided to do something to raise a bit of money for two charities very close to our hearts.
“Firstly for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. This charity means so much to Mel and her family for the tireless work they do to care for and support families during the worst times of their lives, they really are worth their weight in gold.
“The other charity is the Midlands Air ambulance, a charity very close to my heart and a painful reminder of our tragic loss.
“Both these charities rely a great deal on donations and fundraising and we would love to give something back for the amazing work they do.”
Jo added: “We have decided to do a March walkathon. We will be walking five km every single day in March.
“We both work five days a week and also have families to take care of but we are determined we can do this.
“We appreciate any donations however small to give back a little something to two fantastic charities.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the duo’s cause, can do so by going online to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mel-jos-walkathon.
Alternatively, donations can also be dropped off at either Jo’s or Mel’s houses.
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