The memory of a respected Bramhall journalist Terry Lovell who volunteered for St Ann’s Hospice is being honoured by his family.
Terry, who was northern news editor of The People, died in the hospice last September, aged 73.
Daughter Jessica and husband Steve will run from their home on the Wirral to St Ann’s in Heald Green before cycling home.
The couple hope their seven-year-old springer collie Molly will join them for part of the journey to mark the first anniversary of Terry’s death.
Jessica said: “My dad was a patient at St Ann’s for around four months and the care and support provided for all of us, including my sisters Alex, Sophie and Lizzie and brother Sam, was outstanding. They made an awful situation easier.
“St Ann’s is a charity and only a third of its funding comes from the NHS which means it needs to raise £20,000 every day to keep the hospice doors open. Dad used to help by serving from the drinks trolley.”
Jessica and Steve will also undertake a 165-mile bike ride to the hospice from Milton Keynes on Friday, July 5.
The recruitment company EasyWeb Group, where Jessica is an account director, is helping towards her £5,000 fundraising target.
Colleagues Stephen Grainger and Adrian McDonagh will join them with proceeds shared with Willen Hospice in Buckinghamshire where a friend of Adrian’s father passed away.
To support Jessica go to justgiving.com/fundraising/jessica-smith78.