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Miller Girls Hannah, Sophie and Beth raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Anthony Miller
Three Shenley sisters will walk a night-time marathon in memory of their “wonderful” dad who lost his battle with leukaemia at the age of 52.
Ten years on, Anthony Miller is still remembered as a "lovable teddy bear with the biggest heart" by his daughters, Hannah, Sophie and Beth.
The Miller Girls’ are taking part in the challenge in his honour but they are hoping other people in Hertfordshire will join them to help others in their battle against cancer.
They will be taking part in Cancer Research UK’s night-time walking marathon, Shine, which will take place in London for the third time.
Sophie Burnham-Miller, 29, came up with the idea to take part.
She said: “This summer marks ten years since our wonderful father lost his battle with leukaemia and we wanted to do something to mark it in a positive way.
“I thought walking Shine to would be a great way to honour his memory and to help others in their battle against cancer."
The sisters initially set their fundraising target at £1,951, because 1951 was the year Anthony – a childrenswear clothes manufacturer in Radlett who was well-known in the Jewish community - was born.
The 29-year-old added: “We were so excited when that target was shattered within two weeks and we set a new target of £3,400 – chosen after the street number of the home where we were brought up and which holds many treasured memories."
They have already raised almost £2,500 towards the new target.
Oldest sister Hannah Morris, 33, who has a son, Samuel, three, and is in the early stages of pregnancy with her second child, said: “Our dad had many passions, including being a family man.
“We are blessed to have had such a caring daddy with a heart of gold. Those who knew him will remember his wonderful voice and endearing personality.
“He was a big charity man himself and gave to many good causes."
Youngest sister Beth, 21, who recently returned to live in Shenley after graduating from Portsmouth University, said: “Everybody loved dad. We all had him wrapped around our little fingers!
“He was a lovable teddy bear with the biggest heart."
Mr Miller was also a massive Arsenal fan, and the family have placed a plaque at the team’s London ground in his memory.
The 21-year-old said: “We have never done anything like Shine before. We have been warned sleep deprivation and blisters are the worst thing to happen.
“But it will be worth it because we have been completely blown away by the generosity people have shown."
Since it began in 2010, Shine has raised nearly £9m with the help of 38,000 amazing participants.
To sponsor the Miller Girls please go to: www.justgiving.com/teams/millergirls
For more information and to enter Shine or to sign up as a volunteer, visit shinewalk.org
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