A MANAGER from Bolton will complete the Midnight Memories Walk just days after her wife’s funeral.

Kim Charkewycz, aged 47, lost her wife Susan Hailwood to cancer this month and celebrated her life at the funeral yesterday.

On Saturday evening she will join the hundreds of survivors, supporters and those remembering a loved one on the annual Bolton Hospice Midnight Memories Walk.

Earlier this year Kim said: “We both know how important Bolton Hospice is and how fabulous the staff all are also.”

Kim and Sue met playing rounders in 1994 and married in 2007, celebrating their 10th anniversary last September.

Sue’s cancer was diagnosed in June, 2016 and the couple were told the cancer was inoperable. Sue was enrolled on an immune therapy trial and continued playing rounders. The couple also began ticking things off Sue’s bucket list, visiting Rome and Amsterdam and seeing the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Sue was referred to Bolton Hospice for day therapy, enjoying complementary therapies to help her emotional well-being and physical symptoms through massage and conversations and meeting with other people in similar situations.

Maria Passarello, events manager at the hospice, said: “Kim has been fundraising for the hospice in so many ways. She was crowned our ‘Biggest Loser’ this year and has raised thousands of pounds for us.

“Her love for Sue and her passion for supporting the hospice is very inspirational I know this walk will be very poignant for Kim and her team, the Bolton branch, but I hope it offers a chance to remember all the good times.”

The Hospice at Home team visited Sue on her last night to provide care and support before she died.

The Midnight Memories Walk starts at 10pm outside The Market Place shopping centre and those taking part will walk an eight-mile loop finishing back at the shopping centre.

Walkers will receive medals and there will be a time for reflection.

Registration for the walk closed at midnight last night.