In memory of Frank

Walking and raising funds for North Mid

Frank and Lily Roberts

By Lily Roberts

My husband Frank Roberts had his first stroke in July 2005.

Over the years Frank suffered two more strokes and underwent vascular surgery at the Royal Free Hospital before being sent to North Mid to recuperate.

My husband suffered various complications, and passed away last August. North Mid had always been his main hospital where he was an inpatient receiving care.

North Mid has been my local hospital ever since I moved to Haringey in 1973, and it’s where our two daughters, Michelle, 43, and Linda, 40, were born.

Frank and I were married for almost 50 years. We lived in Tottenham for all of those years, and I cared for Frank for many of them.

I am retired from working in customer service for Sainsbury’s for 27 years, and I’ve decided that now is a good time to do a charity walk that will raise funds for North Mid.

I aim to raise £800. I have arthritis of the spine, so the walk will be challenging, but as a regular visitor to the hospital, I have seen first-hand how the nurses struggle to look after their patients needs whenever there’s a shortage of staff; and I am hoping for as many donations as anyone is willing to give.

I will be doing the Lea Valley walk in honour of my late husband, starting at Cheshunt train station, and heading along the canal to Tottenham Hale Station. The walk will take place on Friday, 26th March, which would have been Frank’s 87th birthday.

My husband Frank worked as an engineer until he retired; fishing was a hobby he enjoyed in his spare time.

Frank was a very kind man who would help anyone in need. He was very protective of his family and friends, and was very proud of his two daughters.

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