Mildenhall Fen Tigers will be pulling out all the stops at their meet on Sunday to help supporter Daniel Turner raise money for the charity which supported his fianceé before she died.
Shelly Dring was just 24 before she lost her life to cancer in 2009 and Daniel from Moreton Hall is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in her memory.
He wants to raise £4,000 for CLIC Sargent which helped Shelly and her family.
Daniel and Shelly had been together for just six months. He said: “I never saw it as a negative thing. You cannot help who you fall in love with and Shelly had been getting better and better but then it came back more aggressively.
“She was one of those people who never showed any sadness and was living her life to the max. She always had a smile on her face.”
Daniel, an electrician with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS, moved in with Shelly’s family at Holbeach St Johns for her last weeks and said:“I saw first hand everything CLIC Sargent do for patients and their families. Seeing someone like that made me think I have got to go and do stuff while I can.”
Daniel has set up a charity fund called Shelly’s Smile and has already done a skydive, the Lonodn Marathon and Spartan races.
People can sponsor heats at Sunday’s Mildenhall Stadium event when the Tigers meet the Buxton Hitmen.
Daniel’s Justgiving page is at www.justgiving.com/daniel-turner23 You can also donate by texting DANT74 followed by the amount you would like to donate to 70070.