A BRACKENHALL woman has completed a solo sponsored walk to raise cash for a cancer sufferer.
Melanie Moore, 28, walked from her home at Fell Grove to the Walpole estate in Crosland Moor and back again.
She completed the walk of around eight miles alone on Saturday .
Melanie collected over £150 in sponsorship from Huddersfield businesses, Kirklees Black Elders group, the Calvary Girls netball team and Optimum IT training centre in Halifax, where she is an employee.
All the money raised at the event will go to pay for alternative therapy for Andrew Simpson, 27, of Soothill, Batley, who is suffering from liver cancer.
Andrew, who lived in Deighton until this year, is a childhood friend of Melanie's and is married to her cousin, Samantha.
Andrew and Samantha, who married in November, have been together nine years and have two children, aged eight and two.
Melanie said: "I have known him from a very young age, when he used to live in this area. I'd like to thank all my family and friends for helping me raise as much as I can."
Andrew became ill in May 2001 and his health deteriorated gradually.
But cancer was not diagnosed until August, when doctors discovered a tumour had taken over 60% of his liver.
They tried to operate, but had to stop because the tumour was attached to a main artery.
Andrew was given five months to live in August and was told the NHS could no longer help him.
He is hoping to have alternative therapy at the private Integrated General Practice in Holistic Medicine in London to prolong his life.
Doctors at the practice have used herbal remedies to try to shrink tumours in the past.
As the treatment is costly, Andrew's friends and relatives have been raising cash to try to get him to the clinic after Christmas.