THE parents of a selfless young woman who died of a rare form of blood cancer are looking to continue their daughter’s fundraising legacy by cycling more than 200 miles next month.
Emma Towers, 32, died on September 24, 2020, due to a blood cancer called angiosarcoma.
Her parents, 53-year-old John and 54-year-old Veronica Towers, both from Smithies, wanted to carry on Emma’s legacy which saw her secure grants and help raise in the region of £300,000.
Next month, they will be cycling 207 miles from the west to the east of the Trans Pennine Trail to raise funds for Sarcoma UK - and they’ve almost hit their target already.
John said: “Starting on July 22 until July 25 we’ll be cycling the Trans Pennine Trail from Southport to Hornsea which is 207 miles.
“Emma had a rare form of blood cancer and so we wanted to raise money and awareness for Sarcoma UK.
“We’ve always wanted to do something and last year we decided we would do this and we’ve spent the time getting fit.
“We’ve done 500 or 600km and so we’re now in a position to do it,
“We set a target of £2,000 and we’ve nearly hit that in four days - we just want to carry on her legacy.”