Isle woman taking part in tomorrow's Humber Bridge Walk in memory of husband who died in June
Awoman who lost her husband to a cardiac arrest is set to take part in a charity walk in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Amanda Moody, 47, of Westwoodside, will be participating in the organisation's annual Humber Bridge Walk on Sunday, September 23.
Mrs Moody's husband Ian died suddenly on Tuesday, June 19.
Now, she is set to pull on her walking boots and join hundreds of people from across the region at the fundraising event.
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Describing her husband's death, Mrs Moody said: "I had gone to bed and left Ian watching telly downstairs.
"I heard a loud sound and ran downstairs to see what had happened.
"By the time I reached the bottom of the stairs, Ian was in exactly the same position I had left him and already dead – he didn't even have time to call out.
"He was only 52 when he died. It came as such a shock.
"Ian had a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, but this was being treated and he was in good health before his death.
"He had given up his job as a car salesman and began a very physical job in commercial grounds maintenance.
"He was in better shape than he had ever been."
The Humber Bridge Walk sees people from across the region complete as many four-mile laps of the bridge as they wish.
It is open to people of all ages and abilities, with all money raised put towards the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts appeal.
Mrs Moody said she would encourage people to sign up for the walk.
She said: "Taking part in events like this helps the BHF continue to save lives every day. I urge you to join me and sign up for the BHF's charity walk this September.
"Your sponsorship will make a big difference in helping to beat heart disease for good."
The appeal aims to raise £50 million to fund research which could eventually allow heart muscles damaged by heart attacks to fully recover.
Lauren Mallinson, volunteer fundraising manager for the BHF, said: "Walking is the perfect way for people of all ages and abilities to keep their hearts healthy – it's also a lot of fun.
"Everyone is welcome to take part in the Humber Bridge Walk, which promises to be a really memorable day.
"By getting involved, you could be improving your own heart health, as well as helping to ensure that the BHF life-saving and life-changing work continues."
For more details or to register for the Humber Bridge Walk, call Lauren on 07714 069126, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.bhf.org.uk/humberbridgewalk