North Walsham brother tackles another London Marathon to hit �50,000 fund-raising cancer charity target in memory of brave sister Helen Plummer
A brother will keep his promise to an inspirational sister who battled breast cancer, by running in his second London Marathon in a bid to hit a �50,000 fund-raising target in her memory.
North Walsham businessman Charlie Dyke, his daughter Vicky Harmer and her husband Russell are in training for April 22 event, in memory of Mr Dyke's sister Helen Plummer, who died in 2006.
Last year Mr Dyke, who owns convenience stores on the town's Mundesley, Happisburgh and Station Roads, and his daughter ran their first London and raised more than �10,000.
They are hoping that this year's effort will put another �10,000 in the Helen Plummer Cancer Charity Fund pot, boosting the total to more than �50,000 since Mrs Plummer launched the breast cancer appeal in 2005.
A charity party night is also planned for March 24 at North Walsham Community Centre with live entertainment from the band Pinto and the Saturn Sounds Disco.
There will also be a raffle and an auction, with prizes ranging from a weekend away at a luxury holiday home, to an off-roading offer, and meals for two at local restaurants.
Mother-of-four Mrs Plummer, 44, owned Vogue Hairstyles in North Walsham. Despite being terminally ill, she raised over �11,000 for various breast cancer charities, even completing a wing walk strapped to a Tiger Moth biplane.
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Before his sister's death, Mr Dyke promised that he would continue the crucial fund-raising through running for as long as he was able. April's marathon will be his seventh race, with others including the Norwich Half Marathon.
Proceeds from the party night will be shared with Women v Cancer as close family friend Debbie Inch is carrying out a 350km bike ride across India in October for the charity which supports Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
? Anyone wishing to support the cause can do so online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CharlieVicky, at any of Mr Dyke's shops, or via Barclays Bank where cheques can be made out to the Helen Plummer Cancer Charity Fund.
Tickets for the charity night are also available from the three shops, or call Jo Inch on: 07900 292812.