Family’s walk tribute to ‘superhero’ dad

Faye and Isabella - Superhero Walk
Faye and Isabella - Superhero Walk
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The family of a man who was treated at Willowbrook Hospice before he lost his three-year cancer battle are setting out to prove he was “a superhero”.

John Clarke’s partner Hannah and their daughters Isabella, seven, and Faye, 11, are set to take part in the hospice’s new Superhero fundraising walk next month.

They were inspired to take on the September 13 walk at Knowsley Culture and Leisure Park by the superb treatment John, who lost his battle with neuroendocrine cancer last year, received.

Hannah, 35, of Liverpool, said: “Willowbrook were absolutely marvellous and I honestly don’t know how we’d have coped without them. It was so reassuring to know that John was receiving the best care possible and the team at Willowbrook enabled him to maintain his dignity throughout his illness.

“I have so much respect for the work they do and I can’t thank them enough. Taking part in the Superhero walk makes me feel like me and the girls are doing something for the hospice as well as John.”

The Superhero walk will start and finish at Knowsley Culture and Leisure Park with walkers having a choice of either a 6km or 3km route.

To join Hannah, Isabella and Faye on the Superhero walk, call 01744 453798, email: or register online at - searching for Willowbrook Superhero Walk.

Nicky Saunders, Willowbrook’s fundraising manager, said: “Although we don’t charge a penny for our care at the hospice, each year we must raise more £3m. We can only do that because of people like Hannah, Isabella and Faye who take part in our events, and, of course, everybody who sponsors them to do it.

“Our Superhero walk is a way to celebrate your own hero, have some fun and help us to raise much needed funds for Willowbrook.”