Mum and daughter among those who are signing up for Moonlight Walk

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joanne Craven and her daughter Ciccone at last year’s event Joanne Craven and her daughter Ciccone at last year’s event

Women are being urged to don stars and walk by moonlight to support a charity’s annual fundraiser.

Bradford & Airedale Cancer Support’s Ladies 10k Moonlight Walk is planned for Friday, July 4, and as it coincides with American Independence Day the event will have a stars and stripes theme.

Joanne Craven, 41, and her daughter, Ciccone, 13, have signed up for the walk for the second time after raising £400 for the charity last year.

They will be walking in memory of Mrs Craven’s mother, Anne Wilford, who died 17 years ago this week and was hugely supported by the organisation.

Mrs Craven, of Bolton Woods, said she had seen similar night walks advertised in London, but thought it was too far to travel.

“When I heard about this local one and that charity it was for, I thought it was brilliant.

“Cancer Support and Linda [Enderby, a charity fundraiser] did a lot to support my mum,” she said.

“She had lots of people helping her too and giving her advice with benefits and what she could claim and I think she had things like head massages there too,” the 41-year-old said.

Mrs Wilford was 43 when she died after having breast cancer which spread to her bones and lungs. She never met her grand-daughter Ciccone, which makes the walk all the more important to the teenager.

“We want to give something back,” said Mrs Craven, who is a learning support assistant at St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School in Bradford.

The Craven family and friends also plan to complete The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on June 21.

A fundraising pack for the Moonlight Walk can be downloaded at bradfordcancersupport.org.uk or by calling (01274) 202226.

The closing date for entries is Monday, June 16.

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