Arkesden wife to continue husband’s charity fundraising after his death

Jim Miles, pictured centre with son Ned (right) and stepson Alex Lee.

Jim Miles, pictured centre with son Ned (right) and stepson Alex Lee. - Credit: Archant

The wife of a brave Arkesden man, who lost his battle against brain cancer last month, is set to continue his fundraising quest with a Twilight Walk at Warwick Castle next month.

Cathy Miles’ husband Jim raised more than £10,000 for charity since he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011, and his efforts went towards the purchase of a neurological telescope at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Mr Miles, co-founder of Thaxted based children’s book publisher Miles Kelly, also fundraised for The Brain Tumour Charity and a Just Giving page in his memory has already reached its target of £2,000.

Mr Miles died on August 27, after a four and a half year battle with the disease, and his son Ned and stepchildren Alex and Rachel will also join Mrs Miles on the 10k walk on October 11, which is organised by The Brain Tumour Charity.

Mrs Miles said: “It’s going to quite emotional as last year Jim was walking with us. But there is a lot of support on the route, last year I walked with a girl who had lost her mum so I was supporting her, and it does feel as though you are amongst friends. We hope that people will walk with us this year.”

“I will definitely continue to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity, as it helped us through an incredibly difficult time.”

Anyone wishing to donate can visit www.justgiving.com/JimMiles.