AN ANNUAL charity walk in memory of a Barry nursery worker has smashed the £40,000 target to mark what would have been her 30th birthday.

Stacey Armstrong died unexpectedly from a brain tumour in May 2010, aged 20.

She had been treated in the Teenage Cancer ward.

This August, saw the friends, family and community in Barry take part in their annual Footsteps Walk from Cardiff Bay to Barry in her memory for Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru.

Fifty-one walkers took in the 11-mile trek, in the rain, raising more than £4,266 and taking their total to date to £41,663.

Every penny raised will help transform the lives of young people with cancer in Barry and the South Wales area.

Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising manager, Debbie Jones said: “We’re grateful for the continued support from Stacey’s family, friends and the local community of Barry.

“Every year they take on this challenge and raised thousands of pounds in Stacey’s memory to help other teenagers and young adults with cancer in Wales.

“To celebrate what would’ve been Stacey’s 30th birthday the team we’re determined to smash the £40,000 barrier.

“They’ve done that and more, helping us to provide more than 1388 hours of specialist nursing care at our specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Cardiff.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.

“This money will go towards desperately needed services for local young people with cancer.”

Stacey’s sister, Natalia said: “We’re so grateful for everyone’s continued support of Footsteps for Stacey.

“It’s incredible to think that since we started, we’ve raised so much awareness of the work of Teenage Cancer Trust, and of course money to help them continue to provide their vital care and support of young people with cancer.

“As always, we had great fun doing the Footsteps Walks in Stacey’s memory and everyone always gets behind it.

“We’re very proud to have raised so much money for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

The charities specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Wales celebrated its 10th anniversary this year

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