Sheffield sisters rise to test in memory of mum

Deborah and Amanda Holmes with their late mum Peggy. The two Sheffield sisters are walking for 24 hours to raise money for Diabetes UK in her memory.

Deborah and Amanda Holmes with their late mum Peggy. The two Sheffield sisters are walking for 24 hours to raise money for Diabetes UK in her memory.

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Siblings are stepping out for a 46-mile walk on a hilly route across Sheffield’s Peak District fringe to raise money for charity in memory of their mum.

Deborah Holmes, from Bolsterstone, and sister Amanda, from Stannington, plan to take 24 hours on the walk around the Bradfield parish boundary.

They will be joined by 20 friends and family on stages of the trek - which they have called ‘Peggy’s Walk’ and will take place on June 22 and 23.

Deborah, 51, and Amanda, 46, have organised the challenge in memory of their mum Peggy Holmes, who passed away five years ago at the age of 73.

Peggy was well known in the Stocksbridge community where she was the cook at Newton Grange old people’s home before retiring in 1996.

Throughout the 1980s and 90s the family also owned Holmes’ – a local bread and grocery shop on Hole House Lane in Stocksbridge.

Their 79-year-old dad, Dennis Holmes, from Deepcar, will be providing the support vehicle and sandwiches.

Anyone wanting to join the walk should call Amanda or Deborah on 07747 621902 or 07831 721466 - and sponsorship can be given at www.justgiving.com/DebsandMands

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