Cancer dad inspiration

PUBLISHED: 17:43 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

Emily Gubby with a picture of parents Lee and Barbara

Emily Gubby with a picture of parents Lee and Barbara

A WOMAN gearing up for a charity run on Sunday will have her dad at the forefront of her mind. Emily Gubby s father Lee Chalkley died of cancer just days ago. The 54-year-old from Herns Lane, WGC, bravely battled against the disease since his condition

A WOMAN gearing up for a charity run on Sunday will have her dad at the forefront of her mind.

Emily Gubby's father Lee Chalkley died of cancer just days ago.

The 54-year-old from Herns Lane, WGC, bravely battled against the disease since his condition was declared terminal in November.

Lee, who worked at the Shredded Wheat factory for more than 30 years, had prostate cancer that spread throughout his body.

Now daughter, Emily, 28, will join more than 2,000 other women on the 5km Race for Life at Stanborough Lakes.

She said: "I wouldn't call it running, more a trundle around the lakes!"

The mum-of-two from Node Way Gardens, Welwyn, admitted not being the fittest of people, but said she was determined to complete the course.

"Any difficulty I have cannot be anything compared to what people go through with cancer.

"I decided to take part because it raises money for all cancers.

"It's just an opportunity to do a good thing and try stop people suffering like we are."

Emily also paid tribute to Lee, who was nursed at home by wife Barbara, calling him a "great dad" to his four children and five grandchildren.

"He was brilliant, such a fighter, he remained positive and never complained."

Lee's youngest daughter Katie, 26, is also taking part in a Race for Life event in Chelmsford.

To sponsor Emily, who is aiming to raise £500, visit www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/emilygubby

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