A group of fundraisers are planning to undertake a charity walk in memory of four very special girls, who have all died.
The walking with angels trek has been organised by Becky Humphrey and friends, in memory of Millie Heaton and Amelia Mae Davies, who both lost their lives to neuroblastoma and Rebecca Ayres and Rebecca Bamber who both died as a result of domestic violence.
The group of 40 are planning to complete the 21 mile walk from Maghull to Warrington along the trans-Pennine trail on September 20
Becky, 37, said: “Me and my friend Dominique have both had friends affected by domestic violence. Domimque’s friend Rebecca from Salford was killed in March this year and she’s wanted to do something in her memory ever since.
“Then my childhood friend Rebecca from Widnes was also killed in June and we decided to do this walk in their memory.
“I’ve always done a lot of events for Millie and when she passed away too we thought it was only right that she and Amelia Mae were remembered, and so the idea was born.
“The purple ribbon is the symbol for neuroblastoma and for domestic violence so we thought that was a bit of a sign.
“We’ve already got lots of people involved but we’d love more to come and join us.
“Its so sad to think that one child every 16 hours loses their life to neuroblastoma and three women a week are killed because of domestic violence.
“We’re hoping to raise around £1,000 between all of us but the main thing is to raise awareness amongst the public.
“If this walk makes one girl question her abusive relationship and makes her think about leaving and seeking help, then it’ll be worth it.
“I think domestic violence is being talked about a lot more these days but there’s still lots of women out there who are in vulnerable situations and need to be helped.”
The money raised by the team will be equally split between Women’s Aid domestic violence charity and Alder Hey oncology.
For more information on how to get involved add ‘Bek millie funnyfaces’ on Facebook.