A picture of Austin Hill with his arm around his dad, Mark, on holiday in Greece in 2021 captures the love between them. It was taken just two weeks after Mark had been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Tragically, Mark did not recover from his diagnosis. The teacher, who worked at the Radclyffe School in Chadderton, passed away on December 30 last year.
But inspirational Austin has been determined to pay tribute to his father and say thank to you to those who helped him. Every day this month, the seven-year-old has walked a mile or more in memory of his dad to raise funds for the hospice where he spent his final days. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community The sponsored walking is the seven-year-old's way of saying thank you to hospice staff who brought last Christmas forward so he could spend precious special time with his dad.
His treks have raised £900 for Dr Kershaw's Hospice in Oldham and £2,877 for Bowel Cancer UK. Find out how you can donate below. Austin's mum, Karen, 44, said: "I'm so proud of him.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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