Continuing the legacy for Sally Mitchell

01 Jan 2021  |   Michelle Baker

Steve Mitchell lost his wife Sally 10 years ago.  Since this tragic loss, which was a result of melanoma, Steve has gone on to raise over £10,000 for the Melanoma Fund to help save others from experiencing a similar loss.

Sally was only 44 when she passed away on the 17th July 2011 following a long fight with melanoma.  She has never been forgotten by her friends and family and marking a 10 year anniversary, her husband Steve has set himself a rather hefty challenge, to again raise awareness and continue to keep the donations rolling in.

Steve is running the South Coast Challenge on Saturday 4th September, from Eastbourne to Brighton, and is aiming to raise as much awareness as possible.  The route covers 57km over the Severn Sisters with 1300m of climbs to cover. In other terms, it is super hilly!

Steve has run two marathons in Sally’s memory, and he is now taking on his first ‘Ultra’.

We know Harry Townsend, who supported this fundraising from the beginning, would have been really proud of this tribute, having lost his own wife to melanoma, before creating the Melanoma Fund.  Keeping memories alive, creating legacies, and continuing to act to help raise awareness of this preventable disease is so important, and we are proud to be a part of this.

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