�3,000 tribute to 26-year-old who died from leukaemia

THE mother of a man who lost his battle with leukaemia, aged 26, has raised �3,000 for charity by organising a sponsored walk in his memory. Darren Hall, who lived in a flat in Stevenage town centre with his wife, Holly, died in May 2005 – a year after he

THE mother of a man who lost his battle with leukaemia, aged 26, has raised �3,000 for charity by organising a sponsored walk in his memory.

Darren Hall, who lived in a flat in Stevenage town centre with his wife, Holly, died in May 2005 - a year after he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Darren's mother, Angela Minett, of Briardale in Stevenage, organised a walk of 10 bridges in London this month, to raise money for Leukaemia Research.

She said Darren, who went to The Thomas Alleyne School in Stevenage, knew a lot of people.


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More than 60 of his friends and family joined together to remember him on the walk, which started from Westminister Bridge and finished at Tower Bridge.

Angela said: "I wanted to raise as much as I could for Leukaemia Research.

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"It was a very good day - there was a lot of interest and support.

"It was a nice way of remembering Darren and raising money for Leukaemia Research."

Angela is also planning a Seventies disco and a buffet on October 3, in aid of Leukaemia Research.

Tickets at �7, which include a strip of raffle tickets, go on sale on July 1.

They can be purchased by calling Angela on 01438 743101 or by emailing her at angela_minett@live.co.uk

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