Boston Spa woman raises money for St Gemma’s Hospice

1/4/11    Claire Wood  from Boston Spa  is hoping to raise more money  for Fibromygia sufferers with Fibroduck.
1/4/11 Claire Wood from Boston Spa is hoping to raise more money for Fibromygia sufferers with Fibroduck.

A Boston Spa couple has raised £170 for charity in memory of a popular local resident.

Claire Wiggins and Iain Johnstone walked the five miles to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice in memory of Michael Spinny Greaves, who lost his battle to cancer in July this year.

Boston Spa resident Claire Wiggins, who suffers from a delibating form of arthritis, said Michael was a well-loved character in the community.

Claire said: “Michael was a character and loved his family and friends dearly. His sister Yvonne Mclean was extremely close to Michael and she cared for him until the end.

“I’m very close to Yvonne and loved seeing Mick aka Spinny or to many youngsters he was uncle Mick.”

“I registered my place and put on my T-shirt and grabbed my stick and decided to do it. I walked along side Iain using my stick and holding on to him and we both completed the walk, I was exhausted and in pain but we did it in around one hour and 45 mins. I felt proud. Mick was so special and a pleasure to know and he is missed greatly.”