Worksop: Mates stepping out for Macmillan

Martyn Willis, Tom Wylie and Sean Spencer are walking from Worksop to Bridlington for charity G130828-3a
Martyn Willis, Tom Wylie and Sean Spencer are walking from Worksop to Bridlington for charity G130828-3a
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Four mates from Worksop are pulling on their walking boots and marching to the seaside to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Tom Wylie, Martyn Wills, Sean Spencer and Shane Gant will plod more than 75 miles from Worksop to Bridlington.

They will set off on Wednesday 18th September at 10am from Asda on Memorial Avenue.

“My dad had cancer and I also lost a friend to the disease,” said Tom, 50, of Tenby Grove.

It is not his first charity challenge. He recently walked Worksop to Skegness for local drop-in centre the Seven Project. And next year he hopes to do Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire to John O’Groats.

“My doctor Dr Waas encouraged me to start doing it,” said Tom.

“I walk everywhere anyway so this came naturally. It will be good to have some support from friends this time too.”

Tom served five years in the British Army, touring Belize, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

He has also had his fair share of upheaval, having spent time living at the Hope homeless shelter. But his strife has made him strong and determined.

“I want to show appreciation to the Macmillan nurses who give such good care to people in their time of need,” he said.

On Sunday the walkers will be collecting donations at Asda on Memorial Avenue all.

Then on Saturday 9th November they will hold a charity raffle at Worksop Miners’ Welfare Club. Prizes include two tickets for a Sheffield United match, a five night holiday in Blackpool, meat vouchers, hair and beauty vouchers and much more.