Leeds twins plan a Cortina tribute to Dad

PLANS: Richard and Christopher Barker, with family and staff outside St Jamess Hospital in Leeds.
PLANS: Richard and Christopher Barker, with family and staff outside St Jamess Hospital in Leeds.
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A set of identical twins have hit the road for an emotional journey in memory of their dad – driving his old Ford Cortina to Italy.

Businessman Roy Barker, from Castleford, died aged 67 in 2014 after a battle with cancer.

And now his sons Richard and Christopher Barker are driving his 1982 Ford to Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy, in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre where Mr Barker was treated for kidney cancer.

Richard, who lives in Methley, said: “People keep saying to me that my dad would have been so proud and I know he would.”

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