A group of parents and teachers from a Fleetwood school are taking part in next week’s 10k Fun Run in memory of pupil Molly Robinson.
The team of up to 15 people from St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School will take part in the run for Trinity Hospice, where Molly spent some time before she lost her battle with cancer, aged 10, just over a year ago.
It is being led by parent Kevin Warwick, who said: “We wanted to do something to commemorate Molly while raising money for the hospice, which is close to the heart of St Walstan’s School.
“Being a keen runner myself, I thought it would be a good idea to get a team together, and I got in touch with the school which agreed it was a good idea.
“It’s just something we wanted to do to mark Molly more than anything. She was a key part of the school and sadly she’s no longer with us.
“The hospice did a great job looking after her and this is the ideal opportunity to raise funds for it while having Molly on our minds.”
The team from St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s are a mix of abilities, with some, including Kevin, who have taken part in the Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run before, and others who haven’t.
Kevin, 42, added: “We’ve agreed we’re all going to set off together and meet up at the end, though we will run at our own paces.”
A team from Blackpool Pleasure Beach are also taking part in the fun run to raise money for a number of cancer charities.
The team, which works for the attraction’s photograph department Picsolve, will run for friend Ben Ashworth’s cause, Ben’s Bowel Movements.
Ben was diagnosed with bowel cancer two years ago, while he was training for his first marathon which he had to postpone.
He now plans to run six marathons in six months, starting in Blackpool last month and ending in Berlin in September, raising money for CLIC Sargent, Beating Bowel Cancer, Macmillan and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
The fun run, which is being organised by Trinity Hospice, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, and is sponsored by Beaverbrooks, takes place on Sunday, May 11.
Places can be booked on the day, though runners signing up before the race are advised to get there early to avoid delays.