All ages in walk to remember Roger

Valdine Heasmer, and friends, doing a sponsored walk in memory of her brother
Valdine Heasmer, and friends, doing a sponsored walk in memory of her brother

A GRIEVING sister determined to celebrate her brother’s life is leading a sponsored walk to raise money for the charity that supported his final months.

Roger Sadler, 58, died in June after a protracted battle with bone marrow cancer.

From a 10-month old baby to an 84-year-old grandmother, a collection of Roger’s family led by sister Valdine Heasmer, 57, start their walk around Alexandra Park at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday), to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice.

“We thought he would make it to Christmas but it happened so suddenly,” said a distraut Valdine, of Rock Lane, Ore.

“He was a kind-hearted and generous man who gave without thinking to others. We miss him very much.”

Valdine and around 25 members of Roger’s extended family will don football shirts in memory of Roger’s love of Manchester United. All those who knew Roger, who lived in Bexhill, are welcome to join them in their walk, and help them reach their £1,000 target for the hospice.

Walkers are welcome to join a barbecue and Chinese lantern celebration of Roger’s life at Valdine’s Rock Lane house afterwards.