A caring Sheffield family are preparing to light up the night when they take part in a torch-lit charity fundraising event.
Members of the Bush family, from Brinsworth, are limbering up for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s annual sponsored walk, which follows a 4.5k route through Ecclesall Woods at sundown.
The group signed up for the charity event, known as Light the Night, to thank the Sheffield hospital for the support they received after their relative Paul Bush was treated at the hospital for tongue cancer.
Michelle, Paul’s wife, said: “The care Paul received at Weston Park Hospital has been fantastic and from the nurses to the tea-makers, the staff couldn’t do enough to make sure he was as comfortable as possible.”
The 57-year-old dad was diagnosed after discovering a lump on his neck.
He was referred to Weston Park, where he chose to join a clinical trial of a new treatment, alongside seven weeks of radiotherapy.
Paul finished his treatment at the end of August – and says that without the support of the hospital, his family and friends, he would not be here today.
Paul said: “They have all been simply incredible.
“I couldn’t have asked for better support throughout my cancer journey.”
To celebrate the hospital charity’s 20th anniversary, this year’s walk theme is 90s neon.
Members of the 14-strong Bush family, which includes Paul’s two daughters, Laura and Gemma, and his 83-year-old mother, Marion, have already bought an imaginative range of vibrant outfits.
n For details, visit www.lightthenight.org.uk