A WOMAN who last year honoured her late husband by walking six miles in her wedding dress is encouraging the community to join her in a glad rag memorial walk.

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

Every year, Becca, of Ovingham, tries to do something positive in Jules’ memory and this year, she asks that the good folk of Tynedale - while abiding to coronavirus restrictions - join her in a fancy, colourful walk in honour of Jules and the NHS but also kindness, love and community, on April 4 at 11am.

"Jules loved nothing more than dressing up in his fancy clothes", said Becca. "What better way to do it, when was the last time anybody had the opportunity to get dressed up? A lot of people are needing a smile, something a bit different.

"The walk is to give back where we can and try and do something positive, in what has been a very difficult year for a lot of people."

There is a commemorative bench at the Fords for Jules.

Becca added: "It's also to remember who he was. A lot of people following the walk [last year]remembered his bench and it was nice to have a story behind a name on a plague. It's become a lot more personal to a lot more people now."

Becca will be collecting funds for Stocksfield Scouts, The Dragonfly Trust and NHS Charities Together but has asked the public to donate to any other causes they feel passionate about.

She added: "Even if it puts a smile on one person's face or many people's faces, from my perspective, for him and for all the people who have had a hard year, it's such an important thing now going forwards to rally together as a community."

The seventh anniversary of Jules’ death is on April 6.

The route will be posted on Stocksfield Matters in advance of the event. People can donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-wolf7?