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Rowley Regis great grandmother prepares for charity walk
11:36am Monday 8th October 2012 in News
Rosemary Stephens, aged 72, is hoping to raise over £400 for her daughter’s new charity Wound Care for Heroes which provides specialist care for veterans.
The great grandmother has been preparing for her 29 mile walk by strolling up and down the hills of Rowley Regis.
She said: “I’ve been out in the rain doing hill walking because I know I have to do this walk whatever the weather is on Sunday.
“We are really proud of our daughter’s role in Wound Care for Heroes and I wanted to do this on behalf of all the elderly people who would want to walk but could not.”
Rosemary will have husband Derek in a car giving her encouragement along with other friends and family during the walk to Worcester Rugby Club.
And her ability to do the challenge is all the more remarkable because the walk is being held on the first anniversary of an operation which helped her keep her eyesight.
Rosemary, who used to care for the elderly, added: “The charity does some wonderful work with veterans and I am really looking forward to raising money for them.”
Wound Care for Heroes was launched in June this year to develop a national network of complex wound management services to support the NHS in providing lifelong support and care for those discharged from the Armed Forces.
For more information about the charity visit www.woundcare4heroes.org.uk and keep up with Rosemary’s progress on Twitter @wcare4h.