Dereham woman to walk Norfolk’s coastline for Big C
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A young woman whose dad has been given just months to live will be inspired by his bravery when she walks Norfolk's coastline for charity.
Becky Fowler will next month walk from Hunstanton to Great Yarmouth in aid of Big C.
The 20-year-old from Dereham decided to take up the challenge after her dad, David, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September last year.
By the time Mr Fowler, who is 46, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, it had spread to his liver and he was told he would have between just six and 18 months to live.
His daughter will be joined by four others, including friends and family, when she starts the walk on Monday, August 5.
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Miss Fowler, who works in Huntingdon but still lives in Bramley Road, Dereham, said: 'When dad was diagnosed it was such a shock.
'My family and I were devastated so I decided to give a little back to those who supported us most.
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'I've always wanted to walk along the Norfolk coast and this has given me a good reason to do it.'
Miss Fowler, who lives with her dad, her mum Gina and her younger brother Lewis, 16, plans to complete the walk within five days, arriving at Great Yarmouth's north pier on August 9.
The challenge will see the outdoor climbing and kayaking instructor walk from Hunstanton to Wells on the first day before heading to Sheringham.
Together with her friends, she will then have overnight stops in Happisburgh and Winterton before reaching Yarmouth.
Those joining her will be her brother Lewis, Simon Gilbert, Rob Morris and Krystina Kelly.
Miss Fowler, whose dad works for Edmundson Electrical, said: 'It will be quite a challenge, especially as we will be walking on sand for a lot of the time. But I'm so close to my family that thinking of my dad will definitely keep me going. He gets very tired a lot of the time but he's been so positive.
'He was the only one who was not in tears when he was diagnosed. He has been so brave. I wouldn't be able to deal with it like how he has.
'And my mum has been incredible, she has kept my dad smiling and not let it get him down.'
To sponsor Miss Fowler, go to www.virginmoney.com/team/NF2