Northampton woman walks 52 miles to raise money for new carpet for friend whose teenage son died

A Northampton woman has raised £700 by walking 52 miles to help pay for a carpet for a woman who recently lost her teenage son.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 6:25 am
Lorraine Daffy (right) has walked 50 miles to raise money for a new carpet for her friend who has recently lost her teenage son

Lorraine Daffy a community mental health nurse from Abington, Northampton, took part in the 26 mile Waendal Walk on consecutive days earlier this month.

The 51-year-old was raising money for her friend Mary Barok whose son died aged 17 in 2014 after he suffered heart failure following complications from an appendix operation.

A year after her son died, Mrs Barok’s husband also fell critically ill and was put on dialysis until he could have a kidney transplant.

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During her husband’s illness, Ms Barok purchased a new carpet for the house from a private company in Northampton and she paid £1,133 in cash.

However, the company went into administration and she was told she would not get any of her money back.

When Ms Daffy heard about Mrs Barok’s story, she decided to raise enough money to buy a new carpet.

Ms Daffy said: “Mary and her family have gone through so much so I would like to do something positive for them

“With everything that Mary has gone through, she deserves this small gesture and I believe that it will give her hope for the future.”

Ms Daffy is currently trying to source the best quote for a new carpet. Any firms in Northampton that are willing to give her a competitive price are asked to call her on 01604 514705.