Thanks for your excellent care, says husband of a woman who attended the Alan Hudson day treatment centre in Wisbech

Derek Walker presents Michelle Knight, Matron at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, with funds ra

Derek Walker presents Michelle Knight, Matron at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, with funds raised. PHOTO: Derek Walker - Credit: Archant

More than £2,000 has been raised for the Alan Hudson day treatment centre in Wisbech in memory of a woman who attended for six years for the treatment of myeloma.

Derek Walker presented a cheque for £2,042 from donations made by family, friends and former colleagues in recognition of the excellent care and support which his wife received.

Glennis Walker died in January after attending the centre, an Arthur Rank Hospice service, since 2011.

Derek said: “Glennis took part in sporting activities for most of her life, starting with swimming and became an inter-schools diving champion.

“She was awarded the honour of Barnsley Technical School “Sports Girl of the Year”.


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“She also played netball and later took up badminton until her illness took away her skills.

“Glennis started her working life as a secretary and then worked in the patent department of Rolls Royce in Derby.

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“In Grantham, she was responsible for payment of sickness benefits at the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance.

“Later, she became a nursery nurse at Trinity Methodist playgroup and then Peckover School in Wisbech, where she was highly regarded by staff and pupils.”

She leaves husband Derek, two sons and their families, each with a grandson and grandaughter.

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