Caterpillar walk in memory of Serena’s dad

WALK Serena Jeram and her daughter Honey, four. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122670-955)
WALK Serena Jeram and her daughter Honey, four. Picture: Allan Hutchings (122670-955)
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MUM-OF-TWO Serena Jeram is putting the finishing touches to a giant caterpillar costume for a fundraising walk on Saturday.

Around 15 people will form a long train wearing the brightly-coloured costume and walk from South Parade Pier to Gunwharf Quays in aid of the Whitburn Trust at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

She organised the event in memory of her dad Steve Gould, who passed away at 53 following a battle with lung cancer.

But Mrs Jeram, 29, suffered a further blow this year when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June.

Not to be deterred, the Farlington mum has designed the costume herself and aims to raise more than £2,000 for the charity.

She got the idea from her husband Adam, 29, who went from pub to pub in a similar costume in aid of a dementia charity.

Her family, including daughter Honey, four, and son Dennis, one, will be there on the day.

She said: ‘Before my dad passed away, he used to walk the dog along Hilsea shoreline and we wanted to put a bench in his memory there.

‘A group of his friends raised enough cash for the memorial.

‘I wanted to raise more money. I asked his consultant who we should raise money for and he said the Whitburn Trust.’

The walk starts at noon and a bike will be raffled at Clarence Pier along the route.