A WOMAN has honoured her late husband by walking six miles in her wedding dress.

Becca Wolf-Gasparetto’s husband Jules died in April 2014, aged 23, after a short battle with bladder cancer.

And determined to keep his memory alive, Becca from Stocksfield, who works in finance, is raising money for NHS charity Together, which offers emotional support to frontline workers.

Becca explained that every year she tried to do something positive in memory of Jules.

However, this year, due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus and restrictions on movement, she was forced to think differently.

She said: “I was supposed to be running an ultra-marathon in June for Macmillian, but that has been postponed.

“So, I decided that I would put on my wedding dress and walk six miles, each mile marking a year since Jules passed.”

Becca walked from her home on Stocksfield’s Painshawfield Estate, through Meadowfield and Appleby, before finishing at the Ford, where there is a bench commemorating her husband’s life.

And she completed the remainder of the six miles in her garden, because of the Government’s advice to stay at home.

The former flight attendant has now raised more than £1,900 to help frontline workers fighting Covid-19.

She said: “I have been completely blown away by the response. Lots of people came out to support me and a few children had also drawn pictures.

“You never think that something like this will happen to you and it really does change your outlook on life.

“It is so nice to be able to give back to the NHS staff.

“I have always thought of them of unsung heroes, as they treated Jules with so much kindness, dignity, and respect, when he was ill.

“I want to continue to raise awareness of bladder cancer, especially in the young, so if this helps one person, then it has been worthwhile.”

The couple met in Dubai, whilst working for Emirates, and married in 2012.