Cleator Moor widow's charity shave in memory of husband

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5 September 2017 5:22PM

A Cleator Moor woman has braved the shave in memory of her late husband.

Sue Baxter, 64, has raised £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity supported Sue and her husband, Arthur, throughout his illness.

He died in October 2015 at the age of 58 following a long battle with cancer.

Mrs Baxter said: “Macmillan looked after him – the nurses were always at his chemo sessions and they were there just to talk to us.

“Arthur was still employed at the time but I had retired so they helped us with our financial worries.

“We wouldn’t have managed without them. The support they gave him during chemo was major.”

Mr Baxter moved to west Cumbria after completing an electrical engineering apprenticeship in Lancashire.

His career with Electricity North West Ltd spanned more than 40 years.

He was heavily involved with the company’s project to restore electricity to Wasdale in 2012 after residents had been on generators for 10 months.

Mrs Baxter said her husband worked until two weeks before he passed away and was “very outgoing” and “community oriented”.

“He was scout leader of 2nd Cleator Moor Scouts for many years,” she said.

“He then moved on to Cleator Moor Town Council where he was eventually chairman.

“He helped organise Egremont Crab Fair and provided the PA system for events such as Remembrance Sunday in Castle Park,” she added.

The couple’s son, Terrence Baxter, has also completed a fundraising challenge in his father’s memory.

Last year he walked 27 miles through the Lake District with a group of friends, to raise money for Macmillan and Cancer Research UK.

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