Bath grandmother joins Midnight Walk in memory of husband and brother
A grandmother from Bath will be taking part in the Midnight Walk to raise money for the hospice that cared for her brother and husband.
Joyce McCaughey, 61, from Odd Down, lost her husband Joseph and brother Phillip to cancer just 11 months apart.
Both were cared for by Dorothy House, and as thanks for their support Mrs McCaughey is taking part in the walk on September 8.
She said: "I have done the Race for Life six times, but then I was advised to stop running and walk instead because of a problem with my hip.
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"When I heard about the Bath Midnight Walk, I thought 'great, let's sign up'."
Mrs McCaughey, a teaching assistant at Three Ways School, lost her brother Phillip to cancer in 2007, at the age of 53, followed by her husband Joseph 11 months later in 2008, when he was 65.
She said: "My brother was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and towards the end Dorothy House was absolutely amazing with the support it gave.
"Then in 2005 my husband was also diagnosed with cancer, and Dorothy House was again fabulous.
"I was caring for my husband but towards the end I was just so tired I couldn't do any more and had to ask for help. Joseph kept saying you've got to look after yourself and take a break – so the support from Dorothy House was fabulous."