Walkers’ charity trek in memory of special Terry

Terry McNamara (in the middle in blue shirt in middle) surrounded by the ramblers raising money in his memory
Terry McNamara (in the middle in blue shirt in middle) surrounded by the ramblers raising money in his memory
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FRIENDS of a popular Sheffield landlord who died of cancer are to walk 90 miles in his memory to raise charity cash.

The Royal Ramblers will walk from Filey to Sheffield next week in memory of Crookes landlord Terry McNamara who died of cancer in March aged 58 after an eight-year battle with the disease.

Terry spent more than 20 years behind the bars of three pubs, the Rising Sun on Jenkin Road, Wincobank, two stints at the Princess Royal on Slinn Street, Crookes, and around five years at the Belle Vue in Filey on the east coast.

The Ramblers will set off from the Belle Vue walking around 30 miles a day before arriving at the Princess Royal on Saturday, October 8.

The walk has been organised to raise money for two charities which gave Terry end-of-life care in his final weeks and months - St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield and the Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care.

Ramble organiser Adam Oxley said: “Walking 90 miles in three days will be a huge challenge, as training has proved, but it’s nothing compared to Terry’s long battle against cancer.

“He was such a special person to so many people. He was one of my dad’s best friends and to our family he was always Uncle Terry.

“I wanted to do something special in memory of Terry and the idea for the walk came after his family requested that donations at his funeral go to these two fantastic charities.

“Terry was a keen fundraiser himself, memorably raising money for St Luke’s with summer barbecues at the Princess Royal.

“Terry sponsored our football team while we were studying at The University of Sheffield and we used his pub for various social occasions.

“The other ramblers, bar my dad, are all members of the team, which shows the impact Terry had on people.

“The support we’ve received so far has been staggering. We’ve already raised over £500 but we hope to raise at least double that.”

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