A Bury St Edmunds man, who will don a superhero outfit for a men-only sponsored charity walk in memory of his late partner Cloé Gibney, is encouraging others to take part in the event.
Guy Cannon, 42, will join friends and family for the five mile ‘Load of Pants’ trek around Nowton Park on July 21 in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
He wants to give something back and raise awareness for the charity, which supported him, family members and Miss Gibney, who passed away aged 31 last February following a three and a half year battle with cancer.
In its debut year last July, the event attracted about 40 men and Mr Cannon, an overhead linesman for UK Power Networks, would like to see its scale grow to that of the hospice’s Girl’s Night Out, which attracts thousands. He said: “It gives men an opportunity to do something and for those who may have lost someone to raise funds. I can’t thank the hospice enough for what they did. It was a very difficult time and they made it easier for me , Cloé and her family. It’s an amazing place and the care they provided was just unbelievable. I want to raise awareness and help make the event really big.”
He has been inspired by Miss Gibney who remained ‘very active’ throughout her illness and helped organise a Little Legs for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Mr Cannon said: “She always put other people first - that’s the main reason I want to raise as much money for the hospice as possible because I know she would have done it.”