IT WILL be a family affair when Stafford mum Rachel Pickering pounds the pavements to pull in the pounds on Sunday .
The former optician, of Bluebell Hollow, Walton-on-the-Hill, pictured right, with her sister Anna Poole, from Cheslyn Hay, will take part in the Bupa 10k race in London in memory of their father.
The 61-year-old was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November and died three months later.
Miss Pickering brought her wedding – originally planned for this month – forward to March hoping her dad would make it. She is now set to get married in October.
"I was hoping my dad would make it and he didn't," she said.
"I'm sad he's not going to be at the wedding but it's more important to me that he saw my first child, Otto. He enjoyed being a granddad."
Proceeds from the run will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK and the 31-year-old has already raised £3,000.
To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Pickering3.