This is my niece Claire and her boyfriend Matty in a picture taken earlier this year
before Claire's cancer diagnosis.
If you haven't already sponsored me for the walk I'm doing this coming weekend, please do so here. And if you still need convincing to part with a small amount of cash to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK, read this and dig deep.
That article in The Sunderland Echo (Monday 22 November) also got its own comment column in the paper, below: