Wet weather does not deter Joanne from walking for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Joanne Proctor and her son CharlieJo at Sunday's Cystic Fibrosis Trust event

Joanne Proctor and her son CharlieJo at Sunday's Cystic Fibrosis Trust event

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TERRIBLE weather did not deter mum of five Joanne Proctor from taking part in the Great Strides sponsored walk.

Although not many people turned up for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust event at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough on Sunday, Joanne, four of her children, her brother and a friend did.

She was hoping to raise £500 and awareness of cystic fibrosis which afflicts her son CharlieJo, five.

She said: “The roads were treacherous when we set off, we were aquaplaning in the car at one point.

“It was too windy and wet for CharlieJo to take part, he had to stay in the visitor centre, but in spite of the weather the other children really enjoyed it and would have gone round again.”

Joanne, 32, of Glen Crescent, Stamford, raised a disappointing £200, although Charliejo’s page at www.virginmoneygiving.com/charliejoapeal will stay open for another three months.

“Charlie is the only person with cystic fibrosis in Stamford and I would just really like there to be more awareness of it,” she said.

The little boy, who attends St Augustine’s School, Stamford, has to have daily medication and physiotherapy and has had numerous surgical procedures.

Her other children, Marcus, eight, Sarah, 14, Lauren, 13 and Sophia, six, took part, as did her brother Chris Tucker and friend Adie Taylor.