Widower to dress as queen for royal walk in aid of Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 10:11 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 01 May 2018

Marcus Eastman with Tina Worship from Masquerade, Rachel Mansfield from Weston Hospicecare and fellow fundraisers John Williams and Sharon Errill.

Marcus Eastman with Tina Worship from Masquerade, Rachel Mansfield from Weston Hospicecare and fellow fundraisers John Williams and Sharon Errill.

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A fundraiser is dressing up as the Queen and walking to raise money for Weston Hospicecare which cared for his wife before she died.

Marcus preparing for his sponsored walk.Marcus preparing for his sponsored walk.

Sporting a crown and a wig, Marcus Eastman will set off from the hospice in Uphill on June 9 before making his way to the seafront with fellow fundraisers.

Marcus is inviting people to join them on the walk along the seafront where they will stop at the Grand Pier, the Tropicana and numerous hotels to collect money for the hospice.

Marcus’ wife Jeanette died of cancer almost four years ago and he has raised thousands of pounds for the hospice.

Last year, Marcus, his son Steve and his grandson Garry took part in a memory marathon around the town to raise money for the cause.

Marcus Eastman, John Williams and Sharon Errill trying out their fancy dress costumes in Masquerade ready for the royal-themed walk.Marcus Eastman, John Williams and Sharon Errill trying out their fancy dress costumes in Masquerade ready for the royal-themed walk.

Marcus was also presented with a Community Champion award last year for his fundraising efforts.

The widower is completing a royal walk this year to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

Masquerade fancy dress shop is lending the fundraisers royal outfits and the walk will end at Nashley House which is sponsoring the event.

To take part, meet at the Grand Pier at 11.30am.

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