A woman and her close family will be taking part in a colourful fundraising walk for a cancer hospital in memory of her brother.

Lynsey Fraser Jones, 48, her husband Antony Jones and their two sons Nico, 11, and Leo, 14, have signed up for the Night of Neon which is being held to raise money for The Christie Charity.

The family from Prestwich will be taking part in memory of Lynsey’s older brother Iain Fraser who died in 2010 aged 36 following an aggressive brain tumour.

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Lynsey said: “On February 4, 2024 Iain would be turning 50 years old, which is also World Cancer Day, so it seems fitting to take part in a fundraising event for The Christie Charity on that same weekend.

“The Night of Neon seems the right place to celebrate what he meant and continues to mean to me.

“I can’t tell you how much I miss him - a sibling sits in a completely different space in your life to anyone else. They’ve known you forever, from a totally different perspective to your parents, they are the only person who knows exactly where you’ve come from.”

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The Night of Neon event will take place in Salford Quays on Saturday, February 3 and will be a family-friendly 5k walk which will be lit up in an array of fluorescent colours.

More than 600 participants have already signed up for the event and will be hosted by XS Manchester radio presenter Jim Salveson.

It will kick off at 6.30pm at the Lowry Plaza with the walk finishing at 7.30pm.

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As part of the event, there will be pre-walk entertainment featuring a six-piece roaming band, plus face painting, and glitter artists.

Josh Hughff, the sporting events officer at The Christie Charity, said: “The Night of Neon is a fantastic and colourful walk around The Lowry Plaza and MediaCityUK.

“It’s a lovely opportunity to round up friends, family, and work colleagues to have some fun and raise much-needed funds for The Christie.

“As always, we want to say a big thank you to everybody taking part in this year’s walk and supporting the cause. We hope everyone has a fabulous evening.”

Lynsey has set up a JustGiving crowdfunding page for anyone who would like to support her.