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More than £7,000 raised in memory of Hungerford builder lost to Cancer

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Friends of a Hungerford builder and bike club founder have raised more than £7,000 in his memory.

As previously reported, Richard ‘Dick’ Tracey lost a six-year battle with cancer last December, aged 52.

His widow Jenny said she and their daughter Codie were indebted to Prospect Hospice in Wroughton, Wiltshire, for the care they showed him in his last days.

Funds were raised to remember Richard. Picture by: Paul Stout.
Funds were raised to remember Richard. Picture by: Paul Stout.

Mr Tracey, a builder and health and safety inspector who lived in Church Way, was also a keen biker and founder member of Hungerford HOGS (Harley Owners Group).

One of his friends, Paul Stout, ran 140 miles from Lynmouth in Devon to Hungerford to raise funds for the hospice in memory of Mr Tracey.

He said: “Richard spent his last days being cared for by Prospect Hospice who I know were a great help and comfort to Richard’s family. All money raised and gratefully received will be donated to this amazing charity.”

On Wednesday, September 8, Mr Stout handed over a cheque made out to the hospice for a whopping £7,040 at Hungerford Town Football Club.

Mr Tracey's widow described Mr Stouts' efforts as "a remarkable achievement" and fitting tribute to her husband's memory.

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