FRIENDS and family of a Deighton mother who died of cancer are organising a charity walk in her memory.

Sheree Stoker died in April of brain cancer aged just 31. She was the mother to seven-year-old Aimee.

Her friends decided to hold a charity event to raise money for three causes close to her heart.

The 10k walk will support Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses and Kirkwood Hospice and will take place in October.

Her close friend Donna Colan, who now lives in Cheshire, said: “I’ve known Sheree since she was about eight or nine.

“She was a close family friend and we grew up knowing each other.

“When she passed away in April a group of her friends decided we wanted to do something in memory of her.

“Hopefully we can raise a lot of money in her name for the three charities.”

Sheree, who used to work for charity Mencap, was also a psychiatric nurse at St Luke’s Hospital.

Donna Colan added: “The three causes were ones Sheree had links to.

“When I went to see her at Kirkwood Hospice where she stayed, she was always saying how wonderful the Macmillan Nurses were and singing their praises.

“We all think they are three excellent causes.”

The walk will start at Greenhead Park at 5pm on October 25 and finish at Deighton Working Men’s Club, via a few stops along the way.

Donna Colan has set up Just Giving pages to support the three charities. Visit and search for Sheree Stoker to donate to any of the three causes.