Walkers limbering up to pay tribute to Lilian

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Two seasoned walkers are taking on their biggest challenge yet in memory of a Sheffield woman.

Lilian Tunstall was 92 years old when she passed away last year. To mark the anniversary of her death, son John, 60, and brother-in-law Stuart Cartlidge are taking on the Coast to Coast from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay.

The walk, which will begin on June 22, has been organised to raise cash for local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and for Parkinson’s UK.

John, of Mosborough, and Stuart, of Gleadless Valley, are aiming to complete the 192-mile trek in 14 days.

The pair are now drumming up support to raise as much cash as possible.

John said: “My mum was born in Staveley but she lived all her life in Sheffield.

“We wanted to do something special to commemorate my mum’s life and raise money for charities close to our hearts.

“We’re both keen walkers. We just did 27 miles in two days in the Peak District, but this is still going to be a big challenge.”

Lilian spent the last three years of her life in Henleigh Hall Care Home at Beauchief and John is keen to use cash raised to support it.

Sponsor forms are available from The Milestone pub at Crystal Peaks.