North Tyne family's inspired by girl's cancer battle

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From left, Claire Murray, Leigh Murray, Linda Murray, and Joanne Carins, present a cheque to a NECCR representative.
From left, Claire Murray, Leigh Murray, Linda Murray, and Joanne Carins, present a cheque to a NECCR representative.

A NORTH Tyne family have walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall after being inspired by a little girl’s fight against cancer.

Sisters Claire Murray, Leigh Murray and Joanne Carins were joined by their mother, Linda Murray, for the 84-mile walk.

Their five-day mission, which took place at the end of May, has raised just over £2,192, in aid of North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR).

Claire said the family took on the challenge after hearing the story of four-year-old Farah Smith, from Birtley.

Farah, the niece of Claire’s work colleague Nicola Robinson, was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged just 21 months, in March 2015.

The tumour was removed before Farah underwent preventative treatment for a full year. Now aged four, Farah continues to make great progress, and started school earlier this month.

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