Charity walk in memory of “much loved” Highgate woman, Torie Benson

A flourish of yellow took hold of Waterlow Park as the friends and family of a former Channing School pupil took part in a charity walk to mark the anniversary of her death.

About 60 people walked a 5km or 10km route around the park last Saturday for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

They wore a piece of yellow clothing, the colour of the charity’s daffodil logo.

The Marie Curie Hospice at Eden Hall in Hampstead cared for 30-year-old Torie Benson before she died from cervical cancer in May 2011.

Torie’s mother, Sue De Botton, of Sussex Gardens, Highgate, organised the walk in the park where a bench has also been installed in memory of her daughter.


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Torie’s brothers took the yellow theme one step further with one dressing up as a daffodil and the other as children’s superhero Bananaman.

Ms De Botton said: “We wanted to celebrate Torie’s life. She was very much loved and very popular. It was a lovely atmosphere on the day because we were doing it with good memories.” A total of £1,000 was raised on the day.

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