Family walk in memory of ‘Tom’

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A WOOLPIT woman has reunited her family with a charity walk held in memory of her father.

Louise Dalzell was joined by her mother from Thursford, sister from Lincolnshire, brother from Edinburgh and niece and two brothers from Fakenham for a 13-mile sponsored walk last month.

The 47-year-old said: “We hadn’t really got together since dad died so it was a bit of a reunion. When he was alive that was very much what he did, brought us together.”

Around what would have been her father’s birthday, the group set off from Ms Dalzell’s home in Woolpit, passing through Drinkstone on the route.

Their efforts raised a total of £1,398.50 for the British Heart Foundation, with the last of the sponsorship collected last week.

“Dad was a family man, we were very important to him and I think he would have been proud of us,” said Ms Dalzell.

Her father Thomas, known fondly as ‘Tom’, died suddenly on his wedding anniversary in 2005 after suffering a heart attack, aged 67.

His widow Sallie, 69, who works at Thurston Museum, said: “It’s marvellous to get the family together. My husband was very family oriented, he lived for his family. He was a marvellous man and I just feel we’re all doing something to keep his memory alive that he would be very proud of.”