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Stourport mum to take on Great North Run
7:50am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A STOURPORT mother will be taking part in the Great North Run in memory of a family member who died of cancer aged five.
Kim Burton, 41, will be running through the streets of Newcastle on Sunday, September 15, in memory of her cousin’s daughter Lauren Griffiths for Children with Cancer UK.
She has already raised more than £725 through sponsorship.
Mrs Burton, who works at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold, said: “Most people remember the day when the British Olympic team claimed six gold medals. It was August 4 last year. I remember that day clearly as we received the devastating news that Lauren had passed away.
“Lauren was beautiful, fun and determined to make the most of every day. She was so full of life, dancing and running about with all the other children at our wedding only two years earlier and was an amazing little girl who left a mark on us all.
“She passed away that day after a long fight against a brain tumour.
“It was about a month after that I decided that I must do something to help raise some money towards more research into all cancers, especially those that affect our children.”
Mrs Burton, who said she had not exercised since the birth of her daughter in 2011, has been running three times a week in the build-up to the event and hopes to be at peak fitness.
To sponsor Mrs Burton visit virginmoneygiving.com/kimburton
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