Yorkshire journalist raises money for research after face operation

Two Yorkshire Evening Post sports journalists are preparing to embark on a 25-mile challenge to raise funds for the charity British Skin Foundation.

Gary Walker, 47, and wife Wendy, 41, will trek along a section of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland in September after Wendy underwent an operation to remove a tumour from her face last year.

Wendy said: ‘Even after going through the procedure the pathologist reports were inconclusive. I still didn’t know for sure whether it was benign or malignant.

‘Consultants tell you the probabilities but as a journalist who deals in facts I found that difficult to accept.”

Wendy said that more research is needed into all types of skin diseases.

She added: ‘Rather than sitting around fretting, I thought I would try and do something about it.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor the Walkers can do so by logging on to: http://www.justgiving.com/Walkers3

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