Walking for charity at Chatsworth

Stepping out: Widower Ashley Wilson before the Walk Ten event
Stepping out: Widower Ashley Wilson before the Walk Ten event
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CANCER charity fundraiser Ashley Wilson stepped out with hundreds of others through glorious countryside to raise money for Marie Curie.

The 48-year-old from Stainforth, Doncaster, took part in the Walk Ten event at Chatsworth House in north Derbyshire on Saturday.

He was walking in memory of his wife Elaine, who lost her battle with cancer last year, aged just 50.

Ashley said: “Walk Ten is my way of giving something back for the care that my wife received from Marie Curie Cancer Care. The support the nurses gave us was invaluable and they’ll always have a place in my heart.”

Ashley’s wife Elaine was cared for by Marie Curie Cancer Care for two years while she was fighting the illness.

He added: “It’s a great atmosphere - being here and being part of it with everyone is a great way to support the charity in an upbeat way.”

Katie Grinter, community fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “It has been a wonderful occasion, giving people the chance to walk 10km in stunning surroundings, while recognising the dedication of Marie Curie Nurses.”