‘Mummy, I want to stop cancer’ - 4-year-old’s bike ride in memory of beloved ‘gangdad’
PUBLISHED: 16:30 11 August 2020
A caring four-year-old girl has completed a three-mile bike ride in memory of her much-loved “Gangdad”.
Felicity Walker, of Colchester, has so far raised £400 for Cancer Research.
It is now one year since her grandad, Mark Walker, from Braintree, died aged 58 on August 11, 2019, and Felicity misses him a lot.
Her parents, Matthew and Emily, are very proud of her efforts.
Mum Emily said: “It’s the year anniversary of her Gangdad’s (what she calls him) death, and she was asking questions like ‘Why did he die? Why couldn’t the doctors make him better?
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“So I told her about cancer and she said: ‘But, Mummy, I want to stop cancer. I told her: ‘You can’t, but you can help them by raising money to try find a cure’.”
Felicity did the ride on footpaths in the Myland and Mile End area of the town, cheered on by family. Her two-year-old sister, Poppy, also did a short ride on her scooter.
At one point Felicity fell off her bike, grazed her arm and hit her head, but bravely carried on. “She didn’t make a fuss at all. She was wearing a helmet so she didn’t hurt her head,” her mum said.
“It was the longest ride she had ever done. I think the most she had ever done before was about a mile.”
The family originally set a target of £100, but reached that almost immediately, so they put it up to £300. Felicity has now raised £400 and they are hoping to raise even more.
To support the ride and donate to Cancer Research, visit Felicity’s JustGiving page.
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