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Family to tackle half marathon in memory of gran
9:50am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
A DETERMINED Droitwich family is taking on Birmingham’s half marathon to raise cash for a cause close to their hearts.
Three Spa sisters and their mum will attempt The Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 20 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Sisters Sarah, Hannah and Zoe Jenkins will be running alongside mum Liz to raise cash for the charity that supported their grandmother Gillian.
Formerly known as the Birmingham Half Marathon, the event takes runners on a 13-mile route past some of the city’s landmarks including the Bullring, Cadbury World and Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
“We're running in memory of my granny who passed away in April this year after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's,” said Zoe.
“We'd really like to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and highlight the fantastic support and care she received when she moved to Droitwich from the Lake District two years ago to be closer to us.
“Running is not something that comes naturally to any of us but through a combination of running, jogging, walking and maybe even crawling we will all cross the finish line!
“Gillian was a very special person and in spite of the challenges that she faced for 10 years as a result of Alzheimer’s disease, her sparkle and sense of humour never wavered. As a family we have experienced first hand how important it is for individuals and their families affected by Alzheimer’s disease to receive the right care and support.”
Anyone who would like to support the Jenkins family with the half marathon challenge can visit justgiving.com/Jenkins4
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