Peak abseil in memory of Alan

TEN family and friends of a Sheffield man who died of stomach cancer at the age of 52 abseiled off Stanage Edge in the Peak District to raise money for Cancer Research.

They have already passed their target of £1,000 in memory of Alan Hardman, a self-employed carpenter from Manor Park, who left five children and five grandchildren.

He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December and given six months to live but died at the end of January.

“At the time of his diagnosis we decided that we wanted to do something for cancer research,” said his niece, Hayley Wilkinson. “He thought it was a wonderful idea and said he would be there to cheer us on.

“For this reason April 10 was both a happy and sad day.”

The former Hurlfield pupil lived most of his life in Sheffield, with the exception of ten years in Lincoln.