Becca Wolf-Gasparetto lost her beloved husband Jules when he was just 23.

She'll never stop missing the funny, kind, selfless man who was taken from her far too soon - and she's determined to honour his memory.

Becca, from Stocksfield, Northumberland, has been taking part in charity events in Jules' memory ever since he died of bladder cancer on April 6, 2014.

This year, Becca's planned fundraising events, which included an ultra-marathon, have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 shutdown.

Becca on her walk near her home in Stocksfield

So Becca decided to pay a beautiful tribute to her husband from home, while supporting the NHS staff who cared for him in his final days.

Donning her wedding dress on Monday, Becca walked six miles, inside her own garden and around the local estate, one mile for each year since she lost Jules, collecting more than £1,800 in sponsorship in the process.

Jules and Becca met while the pair of them were working for Emirates in Dubai, marrying in 2012. Jules' cancer was only discovered when he contracted serious food poisoning: when he visited the hospital, a scan revealed a tumour the size of an orange in his bladder.

The couple had hoped that surgery and chemotherapy would prove a cure - but just a few years later, the cancer was back.

Becca, now 32, said: "We came back to the UK and he was treated at the cancer centre in the Freeman Hospital. What everyone in the NHS is doing at the moment is so incredible - but the thing is they do that 365 days of the year, they are our unsung heroes.

Jules and Becca Gasparetto

"In Dubai, we were fortunate because we had great medical insurance, but if you didn't have that you couldn't access what you needed: to be able to just come home and access the NHS straight away was amazing.

"We were offered a clinical trial at the Bobby Robson unit and we had amazing care: we are so so lucky with our hospitals here in the North East. There was so much kindness from the staff, and they all treated him with dignity and respect.

"I'm really grateful for what the NHS did for us and it's good to see people appreciating NHS staff at the moment, so I just thought this would be a good way to give something back - and to put a smile on the faces of people who see me out walking in my wedding dress."

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As well as raising money, Becca hopes to continue raising awareness of bladder cancer, and especially the way it can affect younger people. Jules hadn't gone to the doctor after spotting some blood in his urine, and she urged anyone who has noticed changes in their body to get them checked by a doctor.

"Bladder cancer is seen as an 'old man's disease', but it can affect anyone, statistically more men and I know men often don't want to make a fuss and don't get things checked," she said.

"So I really want to tell people to keep an eye on their bodies and if something is wrong, get it checked.

"If I can help one person by sharing his story, it will mean it hasn't been for nothing."

Paying tribute to her "life and soul of the party" husband, Becca added: "My dad said to me, most people are like a 30-watt lightbulb, but he was 1000 watts: he burned so bright and that's why he wasn't here for long.

"'Don't worry about a thing' was his motto, he loved life, loved travelling and making friends.

"He was so funny, a practical joker with a wicked sense of humour, and he was really kind, he always thought about others before himself, a really selfless person.

"I like the idea that he was up there having a right laugh at me looking like a plonker in my walking boots and wedding dress."

You can donate to Becca's fundraiser for the NHS charities at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-wolf7