Wales

Woman who inspired Welsh rugby charity climb of Kilimanjaro dies

  • 15 December 2011
  • From the section Wales
Sue Evans
Image caption Sue Evans' illness inspired the climb by rugby legends

A woman has died after her fight against lung cancer inspired Welsh rugby legends to climb Kilimanjaro.

Mother-of-four Sue Evans, the wife of Welsh rugby's official photographer, was diagnosed with a non-smoking form of the disease in 2008.

Her husband Huw announced her death on Facebook and paid tribute.

"Sue passed away this morning at 7.16... she fell asleep alongside me very peacefully. A beautiful lady, wife, mother and my bestest friend."

Mr Evans organised the captains' climb, which aimed to raise £1m for Velindre Cancer Centre's Stepping Stones appeal in Cardiff.

He and a team of more than 50 climbers, including Wales rugby legends Ieuan Evans, Rob Howley and Colin Charvis, scaled Africa's highest mountain in 2010.

Mr Evans is also the official photographer for the Wales rugby team.

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