For brave Gemma Parker, running a marathon or doing a sprint to raise money for charity is out of the question.
Gemma was diagnosed with a brain tumour six years ago, and after treatment she has been left needing physiotherapy and speech and language therapy.
She still has trouble finding her balance at times and her speech still needs some work – but inspirational Gemma is determined to do what she can to support The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes appeal.
So she has become the latest to sign up to take part in Grin and Wear It on February 14, when she will spend the entire day dressed as a superhero, including a trip to the gym and even on her romantic Valentine’s Day meal with her husband.
Gemma, of Condor Grove, Blackpool, said: “I’d like to be able to take part in the Illumathon for Trinity Hospice, but because of my disability it’s something I’m not able to do. I read about Grin and Wear It in The Gazette and thought it was something I would be able to take part in to support a great cause.
“I’ve got red hair so together with a superhero outfit – maybe Wonderwoman – I think I’ll stand out.”
Gemma will take her Grin and Wear It sponsor forms with her wherever she goes and hopes to raise as much money as possible for Hospice Heroes, which aims to support Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.
Our appeal aims to raise £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House on Low Moor Road, Bispham, to help pay for a massive refurbishment.
We’re asking as many people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to take part in Grin and Wear It to make it the biggest ever Fylde Coast dress up, or down, day.
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