A group of 19 ladies walking together in the St. Rocco’s Starlight Ladies Walk are the first to reveal this year’s Friday Feeling Starlight T-shirt.
They will all be walking in memory of Alicia Callaghan and say she would be furious if she knew she was missing out on being part of their fabulous team for this year’s St. Rocco’s Starlight Ladies Walk on Friday 21st June.
Alicia from Latchford, passed away after being cared for by staff at St. Rocco’s in September last year, aged 37. However, she left a wealth of love and affection behind her which has motivated her friends and close family, including her Mum Frances, daughter Lily, sisters Sadie and Emily and niece Madalyn to form a team in her memory for this year’s walk.
Before she died Alicia was determined to make great memories and travelled widely including trips to Malta, Tenerife, Portugal and New York, as well as having the honeymoon they’d never had with her husband, Richard.
She called her friends her ‘jigsaw pieces’. The Christmas before she died she gave them all key rings in the shape of an individual jigsaw piece inscribed with their names. All the individual pieces fit together to make a complete puzzle.
“Alicia was a lovely, warm and funny person, adored by everyone who knew her. She was determined to make the best of things,” said her friend, Kim Rowan, “She would hate to be missing out on the walk, especially as St. Rocco’s was close to her heart.”
They have all come together to walk as Alicia’s Army and were thrilled to be the first walkers to get a glimpse of this year’s Friday Feeling Starlight T-shirt. In a departure from previous year’s the new T-shirt is bright orange, making all the ladies even more visible as they walk the new route around Warrington from midnight on 21st June.
As in previous year’s the walkers will set off and finish at the Livewire Orford Jubilee Hub, but for the first time the route will come right past St. Rocco’s where there will be the opportunity to pause and remember loved ones.
Registration costs £15 until the end of April and is a great way of bringing together friends and family for a girl’s night out. You can sign up now at www.starlightladieswalk.co.uk.
If you’d like to sponsor Alicia’s Army you can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/walkforalicia.