“Walk to Remember means helping families that go through a tough time”

Tracey during the filming of this year’s Walk to Remember TV advert.

This year I’m taking on Walk to Remember in memory of my nan, ‘Nanny Kath’. She was my best friend and an incredibly strong lady, having lost her husband in 2009 and her son in 2010.

She was very independent and loved fundraising for local causes. She enjoyed food, baking – anything homemade. She loved a party and family was the most important thing to her.

Even after she lost her husband, my granddad, she would still head out at the weekend. I would say to her “what time did you get in Nan?” And she would say “Oh I don’t know, past 12 definitely!”

When she became ill, I promised I would look after her and be with her at the end. She loved singing karaoke and was known around the town as ‘Karaoke Kath’. At her funeral all the people who used to sing karaoke with her came. She was 72 when she passed away, on 24 January 2012.

This year I’m taking on Walk to Remember in memory of my Nan. I took part in the filming for the Walk to Remember TV advert as a tribute to her.

I work as a Marie Curie Nurse caring for people in their homes. For me, Walk to Remember means helping families that go through a tough time, something that me and my Nan went through personally. It also means and giving something back.

I did a Walk to Remember last year and it was absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere was brilliant and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to do another one!

Find your local Walk to Remember event on the Marie Curie website