Two primary teachers from Croston will face the ultimate test in memory of a former pupil.
Claire Procter and Phil Lowry – along with Claire’s husband Andy Procter – from Trinity and St Michael’s School, will push themselves to the limit when they take on the Virgin London Marathon on April 21 with the aim of raising at least £3,000 for Asthma UK.
They have been inspired by the asthma death of Year 6 pupil Harry Cuming in 2011.
Claire said: “Everybody at the school was devastated by the loss of Harry, however we all continue to be inspired by his positive love of life and his ability to take on challenges.
“We’ve set ourselves the ultimate challenge of running the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for Asthma UK in memory of Harry, so we can help to reduce asthma deaths in the future and ultimately find a cure.”
Harry’s father, Dwayne Cuming, welcomed the news.
He said: “Harry changed lives when he was alive and he still continues to do so now.
“Harry appreciated life more than most because he had come close to losing it a few times in the past. He realised how fragile it really is. He will be so proud of everyone involved in helping raise this money.”
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