Family says thank you for spinal charity’s support

WALKING FOR NANNY: Marion Blower's grandchildren.
WALKING FOR NANNY: Marion Blower's grandchildren.

The family of Marion Blower took to the streets to raise funds for the charity which has helped them following her fall.

Marion’s son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Maria Corner, along with children Mara, five, and Riley, two, took part in the Sudbury Fun Run on Friday to support the Spinal Injuries Association.

They were joined by the children of Mandy Branch – Marion’s daughter – Toby, 14, Ben, 12, and Katy, seven.

Mrs Branch, from Waldingfield Road in Acton, said: “The association has supported mum during her time in hospital, and the rest of the family with help and support as required.

“As a family, we wanted to say a big thank you for all the support we’ve received.”

The group completed the walking section of the race, with two-year-old Riley winning the family contest in his pushchair, thanks to the assistance of dad, Alan.

In total, more than £700 has currently be raised for the cause.

“We, as parents, are incredibly proud of what the children have done and they have raised a fabulous amount,” added Mrs Branch.

Marion was left paralysed after falling down a flight of stairs at her home in Boxford a year ago.

Her family hopes she may be well enough to leave hospital soon.

An appeal, supported by the Free Press, to buy an electric wheelchair for Marion, has surpassed £9,000.