Darren and Connie launch ‘Zena 10’ fund-raising drive

Darren and Connie Gibbs ANL-150707-115945001
Darren and Connie Gibbs ANL-150707-115945001
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A father and daughter aiming to raise £10,000 by the end of October in memory of Zena Butcher have reached £6,200 already.

Zena’s partner Darren Gibbs and daughter Connie officially launched the ‘Zena 10’ fund-raising drive at Bury Town Football Club on June 21.

Zena died ten years ago aged just 37 after a six-year battle with a malignant brain tumour.

The launch event, which included a bouncy castle, facepainting and a raffle, raised £1,125 for the fund - with all money from the campaign being donated to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The event kicks off a range of challenges taking place over the next four months based around the number 10.

On Saturday, Darren is taking part in a ten peaks challenge in the lake district and has already been cycling 100 miles a week as part of a 1,000 mile bike ride.

“Myself, my brother and a friend who is a soldier in Afghanistan are taking part in the bike ride,” he said.

“My friend came back on leave so it has been the three of us until recently. But he has gone back now so is doing it in the scorching heat of the gym at the airport in Kabul.

“The fundraising is going very quickly at the moment. 
“We had a couple of hundred people turn up for the launch event which was fantastic.”

To donate to the ‘Zena 10’ campaign please visit stnicholashospicecare.echoleft.com/zena-butcher.