More than 100 parents and children took part in a sponsored walk this morning in Pelsall, just hours after the woman who inspired the event died from secondary breast cancer.
Local mum Sharon Tyler, aged 34, died in the early hours of October 28 at St Giles Walsall Hospice, Goscote.
Friends and wellwishers of Sharon and her husband Steve turned up for the event to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support this morning.
They included Pelsall Evangelical Church playgroup, Sure Start Children’s Centre in Pelsall, St Thomas’s Church playgroup in Aldridge, St James’s Church playgroup in Walsall Wood, as well as regulars at the Old House at Home pub.
The group – many of whom wore Halloween costumes – walked from the library up to the Old House at Home pub and down to the playground on the Common, where the town’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Graham Wilkes, presented all participating babies and toddlers with medals.
The mum to 20-month-old James was diagnosed with breast cancer in November last year and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
She completed the Race for Life at Walsall Arboretum in June, just weeks after being given the all-clear, but two months later, the cancer was found to have spread to her bones and lungs.