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Sue hits road in mum's memory
A STOURPORT musician will help to raise thousands of pounds when she runs two half marathons in memory of her late mother.
Sue Pope, 42, from Wilden, is aiming to raise £600 for Parkinson’s UK by taking part in London’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday and the Great Birmingham Run two weeks later.
Mrs Pope, learning and outreach manager at the County Museum in Hartlebury, will join a team of 50 Parkinson’s UK runners who have a fundraising target total of £18,500.
She is running in memory of her mother Irene who died of the disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, in 2010.
“I am both nervous and excited about running these two half marathons which will be a great personal achievement for me and in support of a great cause,” Mrs Pope said.
“I miss my mum every day and I hope my small part in raising money will offer support and perhaps one day a cure from this terrible disease.”
Mrs Pope is also a musician in the band A Merrie Noyse, which plays medieval music and to support her fundraising bid is performing a concert on tonight at 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Road, Stourport.
She added: “The concert promises to be an evening of medieval fun with music performed on historic instruments by musicians in period costume.”
Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK - formally the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom, said: “Taking part in these runs is a fun and challenging way to raise vital funds to support our work.
“We are incredibly grateful to Sue for her support and I hope their success will encourage others to sign up to one of our running events happening throughout the year.”
Anyone who wants to donate can visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SuePope
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