FAMILY, scouting and walking all come together this weekend in a charity walk in memory of Allan Broadbent.

Allan, a much loved and respected figure in scouting, died five years ago at the age of 57.

Tomorrow (July 9) walkers will honour his memory by heading up Black Hill near Holmfirth to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

His wife, Eileen, who lives in Honley was among those who helped run the highly successful massed male voice choirs concert at Huddersfield Town Hall recently in aid of the charity.

She is now a committee member for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Eileen has also been involved in scouting over the years and tomorrow’s walk will bring back many memories for her.

“Allan used to take the Scouts up Black Hill quite often.”

He was also a member of Holmfirth Camera Club and the Family History Society, but it was his work with the Scouts for which he is best remembered.

In the Eighties, Allan and two friends walked the 75 miles of Hadrian’s Wall, raising £580 for HRI Special Care Baby Unit.

Mrs Broadbent, who is also a committee member for Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It’s what Allan loved doing and it’s a great way to remember him and raise money for charity.”

The walk sets off from Digley Reservoir car park (SE 110 072) at 11am.