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Lord Jones' widow in fundraising memorial walk
The widow of Lord Jones (Mke Jones), who died just over a year ago after suffering a haemorrhagic stroke, is to undertake a 117-mile walk in order to raise funds for the hospital unit where he was treated.
Fiona Jones, a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates, is to walk the Fife Coastal Path in stages, from Kincardine to Newburgh, between 27 June and 5 July.
She will be accompanied by her sister, Jane, and the walk will also be in memory of their mother, Alison Craddock, who died from a haemorrhagic stroke, just four months before Lord Jones.
“We will be raising funds for the Intensive Care Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, in memory of Mike, and for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, in memory of both Alison and Mike,” Fiona said.
“The ICU gave Mike the best possible medical care and were so compassionate and caring to all of our family, at a time of immense distress and upset. The staff are simply amazing. As a family, we want to raise funds for ICU to help them to continue to provide exceptional care to other patients and families who find themselves in such terrible circumstances."
She added: “We would be delighted if anyone would like to join us for any part of the walk and we plan to post daily updates at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Fiona-Jones48 and https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jane-Scott19 so people can check exactly where and when we will be leaving on a particular stage.”