Brothers walk in memory of mum

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The memory of a tragic mum who died at just 27 lives on in her three boys.

Kelly Stoker’s sons Lewis, nine, Clayton, five, and Reece, four, led a fundraising walk held annually around Fence Houses in memory of their mum.

Each year, children in the area take part in the walk as part of a family fun day, held at The Station pub in memory of Kelly, whose life was cut short by cervical cancer in June 2013.

The event, which raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support, carries on a legacy left by Kelly who, even in her dying weeks, raised money for the cause.

Kelly’s dad Allan Stoker, 50, said: “Doing things like this helps the boys and helps to keep Kelly’s memory alive, while helping other people. All the kids did a great job.”

So far, this year’s event has raised more than £800, with funds still coming in. It also included a tombola, and Kelly’s mum, April had her head shaved.

Another fundraising event will take place in Kelly’s name later this month. A charity night will be held at the Burnside Working Men’s Club, Fence Houses, on July 24, from 7pm.

It will feature musician Paul Wood and comedy duo, the Hudson sisters. Tickets are £5 from Allan or from the club.

Neil Crosby will also fight in a white collar boxing match for Kelly.