Phoebe’s mission in memory of her mum

Phoebe Heins and dad Paul

Phoebe Heins and dad Paul

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As a family, Phoebe Heins, her mum Barbara and dad Paul were staunch supporters of the Cancer Research Relay For Life event in Luton, taking part as Barb’s Barmy Army.

Barbara was being treated for ovarian cancer and she would join the Survivors’ Lap with other people living with cancer, cheered on by Paul and Phoebe. But in March 2012 Barbara lost her battle for life, aged 48, just a few months after she had married long-time partner Paul.

In September 2013 Phoebe, now 14, took over her mum’s role as captain of Barb’s Barmy Army and led friends, family and school chums dressed ascharacters from Alice In Wonderland on the 24-hour relay run and walk around Stockwood Park athletics track.


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