Woman raises funds with run
PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 March 2015
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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