The charity walks depart from Skegness RNLI station at 10am on Saturday 23rd April.

Already over 100 people have signed up to take part in the walk from the RNLI station at Skegness to the Seascape Cafe at the North Sea Observatory at Chapel Point.

The event, which takes place next Saturday and is also in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, is organized by Zachary’s Shack Trustee Sam Knighton, Donna Watson and Richard Harrison, who represents Team Carly, Macmillan.

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Sam explained why they were also raising money for Macmillan in memory of a close friend, Carly Riding, who was helped by the charity to spend one last Christmas with her family.

He said: “I am a trustee of a registered children’s charity Zachary’s Shack (Reg No 1114390) and we provide respite breaks in our caravan at Butlins Skegness for children with life-threatening and life-threatening illnesses, currently in the Northamptonshire region, where the charity was founded.

“Carly Riding was a close friend of mine and wife who, at the age of 38, discovered a breast lump and soon after was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Myself, Carly’s partner and another friend went on a 26 mile long hike for Macmillian called Mighty Hike and our team name was Team Carly,

“I set up a Facebook page to maximize interest and donations and it grew to a big page and we raised £6,800.

“During this time Carly’s cancer got worse and sadly she lost her battle and passed away just over a year ago leaving two daughters.

“When she was really ill, I promised to continue fundraising on her behalf.

“Macmillian funded Carly’s treatment which helped her spend one last Christmas with her children. If it wasn’t for the funding, we would have lost her sooner, so it is very dear to our hearts. Also, my mother-in-law is the local branch treasurer.”

Zachary’s Shack provides palliative home care with support from the Heartlands PCT Community Care Team.

The charity is raising funds to supply, furnish and maintain a static seaside respite caravan which is

a home away from home for families caring for a terminally ill child to escape the daily pressures and tireless routine of the hospital.

The Smith family experienced the holiday and said: “We have stayed at Zachary’s Shack Caravan in Butlins four times since our son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014 and we have made so many wonderful memories together over the years. years.”

You can find out more about Zacharys Shack at www.zacharys-shack.orgSaturday walking sets from Skegness RNLI station at 10am.