A CHARITY WALK will be held this weekend in memory of an RAF hero from Deeside who was killed in Iraq.

The sponsored walk, to be held on Saturday, November 25, will also raise money for the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

That day, family and friends of Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Peter McFerran will embark on a charity walk from the Ski Boat Club at Connah’s Quay to The Countess of Chester Hospital Country Park.

The annual event aims to honour the memory of RAF Gunner Mr McFerran, who was killed at Basra Airbase on July 19, 2007, aged 24. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​‌​‌‌​​‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​​​‌‌​‍‌​‌​‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​​‌‌​‍‌​‌‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌​‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌‌‍‌​​‌​‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​‌​​‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​​‌‌

His mum Ann will embark on the 8-mile trip alongside family and friends.

Posting on the JustGiving page in honour of the event - which has so far raised over £500 - Ann said: "Peter was born on 26th November 1982 and given just a few days to live. He survived with the help of the specialist team in Special Care and became a fine young man and, on 6th June, 2004, joined the RAF completing his initial training and becoming a member of the RAF Regiment and was a proud member of 1 Squadron RAF Regiment."


Ann added: "On Peter’s 2nd tour of Iraq in 2007 Peter, along with 2 colleagues, made the ultimate sacrifice. It’s a day our family will never forget and we will never forget Peter which is why, on the closest Saturday to his birthday, I walk the route to Chester, where he was born, at the same time raising much needed funds for the Unit which gave him his life.

"I am looking for sponsors as well as walkers to complete the 8-mile walk (a linear walk so anyone walking must make arrangements to return home). If you can help in any way our family (and The Countess of Chester Hospital) will be very grateful."