Household elevate £12k in Edinburgh MoonWalk in reminiscence of mum

A FAMILY have raised an astonishing £12,000 by partaking within the Edinburgh MoonWalk in reminiscence of their spouse and mom.

Tragically, she handed away earlier than she might do it herself.

The James household, consisting of pop Dan and daughters Cadi and Lili, made the journey as much as the Scottish capital from Wales for the occasion to proceed his spouse’s legacy.

Dairy farmer Dan’s spouse Nia tragically handed away final yr following a five-year battle with lung most cancers, and had lengthy meant to participate within the annual charity occasion.

Dan is a dairy farmer from Wales who travelled to Edinburgh along with his household to do the MoonWalk in reminiscence of his spouse. His daughter, Cadi (left), was the youngest to take part at age 13

Nia had skilled for the occasion a number of years in the past however needed to reduce quick her ambitions after realising she was struggling to make it up hills.

Now, 43-year-old Dan and his daughters, together with different household and buddies, have accomplished Nia’s objective for her, and raised a whopping five-figure sum within the course of.

Regardless of Nia’s wholesome, energetic way of life, she was identified with stage 4 lung most cancers in 2017 at simply 37-years-old.

Though by no means receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Nia had used a focused remedy pill which had labored properly for 5 years.

Nevertheless, final Might Nia’s well being took a flip for the more severe and he or she sadly handed away shortly earlier than Christmas in 2022, on the age of simply 42.

Becoming a member of Dan and household in Edinburgh for the stroll have been Nia’s mom, Dan’s sister and her three nieces and two buddies, while 9 others partook in an equally lengthy coastal path stroll again residence in Wales.

Dan shared the household’s plea to social media on the evening of the stroll (SAT), writing: “As most of you understand we’re In Edinburgh for the moonwalk in reminiscence of Nia James.

“Would like to thanks all to your assist and who has donated up to now. Up to now, we’ve got raised over £8,500.

“So, a large thanks from myself and my ladies. Nonetheless time donate should you want to improve this sum much more.”

The submit obtained over 230 likes as customers took to the remark part to reward the household for his or her efforts.

Ann Gamage stated: “You all look wonderful I’m positive you’ve got smashed it. And plenty of cash raised for such trigger, properly performed.”

Cadi Murray added: “Wonderful. Effectively performed guys.”

Katrina Griffiths commented: “Completely wonderful.”

Sian Bowen replied: “Effectively performed to you all.”

Haig Murray wrote: “Congratulations to you all she would have been proper in amongst you all shouting you on to the end.

“One of the vital inspiring buddies I’ve ever had. I miss her a lot. Donation performed, wonderful effort in her reminiscence.”

Talking at this time (TUE), Dan stated: “I’ve arrange two fundraisers, one for the moonwalk itself, as you needed to elevate a minimal of £100 per individual taking part in it.

“And one other so I can cut up it with our native most cancers unit in Withybush Hospital the place Nia was handled.

“My sister additionally determined to organise a charity It’s A Knockout occasion to boost a refund in 2017.

“[Nia] was a powerful, outgoing, bubbly character. All the time lit up the room together with her presence and smile.

“She would by no means let the most cancers get to her and was decided to beat it for our ladies. She lived for much longer than the imply common of the illness by her energy and braveness.

“She would by no means let anybody discuss to her about herself. She would flip it on them and ask how they have been and what they have been as much as so the conversations have been at all times constructive.

“Even in her remaining few weeks when it was robust and laborious for her, she would nonetheless smile and joke and never present her feelings. Extraordinarily robust woman.

“She even thanked the medical doctors and nurses for his or her effort and time together with her during the last 5 1/2 years when she was advised she solely had a couple of days to dwell.

“That was so touching and one thing I’ll always remember. She at all times advised me to look ahead. By no means again, as you don’t know what’s across the nook.”

The MoonWalk is a night-time charity occasion organised by UK-based breast most cancers charity, Stroll the Stroll.

Men and women energy stroll both a marathon or half-marathon, carrying brightly adorned bras to boost cash for breast most cancers causes.

The occasion is held yearly in London, Edinburgh and Iceland.

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