A widower from Ripley is taking part in a 17-mile charity trek as a tribute to his wife who died suddenly from a heart attack.
Nick Jones, 54, along with friends and family, will take part in the British Heart Foundation’s High Peak Trail Winter Hike to raise funds for the charity.
Wife Michelle, 46, was a police officer with Derbyshire Constabulary and had led an active and healthy lifestyle.
But she unexpectedly collapsed and suffered a heart attack at their home in April.
Nick carried out CPR until an ambulance arrived and paramedics took over.
Michelle was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital where she spent nine days in the intensive care unit, but never regained consciousness.
Now in memory of Michelle, who was a keen hiker, Nick and a group of friends and family will take part in the Derbyshire hike on Sunday, November 16.
Nick said: “It ’s such a premature and devastating loss to all the family. I read about the charity hike and knew that I had to give it a go. A group of Michelle’s family and friends will join me in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
”It will be an emotional day for all the family. Michelle loved walking so this is the perfect event to complete in her memory.”
The event will start at 7am from Cromford Meadows where coaches will take hikers to the starting point in Sparklow. The walk will finish at the Matlock Rugby Club.
To sponsor Nick and his team visit www.lastinghope.bhf.org.uk/Michelle1719