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Marple Marple Carnival Queen Christie Night of Neon Holly Crebbin

Marple's current Carnival Queen Holly Crebbin is taking part in the forthcoming Christie Night of Neon 10 km walk - to say thanks for the treatment and care given to her dad Jonny.

He was successfully treated at the Christie Cancer Hospital and this is Holly and her family's way to say thank you.

The fundraising event is on Saturday November 10 and Holly will be joined on the walk by her dad and other members of the family.

Holly said: "Dad has the all-clear now after his treatment but we are taking part to show our gratitude for the care he received and hopefully raise some money for Christie's research and care as well. This is my chosen charity during my year as carnival queen.

"Another reason I am supporting The Christie is that my grandma, dad and uncle and potentially myself, my sister and my cousin have a hereditary condition called Lynch Syndrome. This increases our risk mainly of bowel cancer but also of other cancers. It constantly reassures me that if ever someone in my family were to fall ill again, there would be The Christie there to care for them.''

Holly Crebbin

The Night of Neon has been held annually since 2009 and continues to grow every year, raising thousands of pounds for Christie's. The walk route takes place around Salford Quays close to Old Trafford Stadium and through the Piazza in Media City. It promises to be a very colourful and sociable event once more.

There are always neon accessories to buy on the night, along with face painting and much more.

If anyone would like to support Holly with her fundraising, she has a Just Giving page which has already raised several hundred pounds for the Night of Neon. To donate, go to www,justgiving.com and search Holly Crebbin.

Holly and her family all live in the Marple Bridge and Mellor areas.