Woman raises funds with run

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 March 2015

Lydia Davies

Lydia Davies

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A woman from Clevedon has raised hundreds of pounds in memory of a childhood friend by running a half-marathon.

Lydia Davies, from Nortons Wood Lane, raised £400 by completing the Bath Half Marathon for Edward Saunders, a close friend from Tickenham who died from meningitis in 2013 at the age of 18.

Lydia, aged 23, said: “I wanted to do something charitable for Ed as he has played a huge part in my life, especially throughout my childhood.

“Coupled with the fact that I have always wanted to run a half-marathon, it was a good combination.

“I did not have any previous experience of running for any distance more than 10 miles but I am so pleased that I have now completed 13 miles and it was all fora good cause.

“The first three miles were taxing but the final mile was the biggest challenge I would say.”

All of the money raised will go to Meningitis Now, a charity that aims to fund research and offer support on meningitis.

Lydia says she hopes to run more races and raise more money in the future.

She said: “One day I’d really like to run a marathon for Ed but before I sign up I’ll need to do more training.”

To find out more and donate to Lydia’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/Lydia4Ed


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