Memory walk for cancer care

Marie Curie walk
Marie Curie walk

A Lenzie woman who lost her husband to cancer last year is stepping out in his memory 
to help others suffering from the disease.

Mrs Bhamini Amin is being joined by her daughter Anjali and two nieces Anita Mooney and Rita Amin to take part in Marie Curie’s 10k “Walk to 
Remember” this month.

The walk takes place at Strathclyde Park on Saturday, August 15 to help raise money for people living with a terminal illness.

Bhamini’s husband Devendra passed away in October 2014 from lymphoma of the brain. The couple had been married for 33 years.

Bhamini, who is a qualified radiographer, told the Herald: “My husband received 
fantastic care at the Marie 
Curie hospice.

“They do such a good job and I want to raise as much awareness and funds as I can.”

As well as collecting 
for the Kirkintilloch and 
Lenzie fundraising group of Marie Curie, Bhamini is also 
a volunteer at the brain 
injury group at Ceartas in Kirkintilloch.

Mark O’Neill of Marie Curie said: “It is fantastic to see that Bhamini, one of our fantastic supporters, is taking part in this special event with her family in memory of her husband.

“Walk to Remember is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, remember and celebrate loved ones whilst making a 
difference to Marie Curie.

“We can’t provide the care and support we do without the truly incredible support we receive from the public.”

Marie Curie are still looking for people to take part in the 10k which starts at 6.30pm.

After the walk everyone can enjoy an evening of celebrations, including live music and picnics.

Registration is £10 per 
person (children under-16 go free; on the night adult registration is £20) and there is a minimum fundraising ask of £100, which pays for five hours of care from Marie Curie.

All funds raised will help Marie Curie provide care and support to people with a terminal illness and their loved ones, whether that’s at home, or in the hospice.

Call 0845 052 4184 or 
visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/walktoremember. For more on the local fundraising group, call 0141 557 7563.