Ribbleton family boost funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Kieran Miller's honour
The family of a man who lost his battle with cystic fibrosis has raised more than Â£20,000 for the charity which supported him.
When Keiran Miller, of Ribbleton, died of the illness last year, aged 29, his family began fund-raising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in his memory.Their biggest event was a 24-hour football match, with a pub crawl, bucket collections and a sky dive, topping up funds.The family handed over a cheque for Â£20,559 but members are already thinking of more ways to add more cash.Kieran’s cousin, Lucy Sumner, of Preston, will be tackling the London Marathon this weekend.Lucy, 25, said: “I wanted to run the London Marathon last year and was disappointed when I didn’t get in. But I am glad as Kieran died a week before the event and it would have been really hard.“Now a year has passed and it is like a memory of him. It is making me train even harder to do this for him. I hope to raise Â£2,500.”To support Lucy visit http://www.cysticfibrosistrustlondonmarathon.everydayhero.com/uk/lucy/wizard/share
Gemma Williamson, community fund-raiser at Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “On behalf of everyone here at the Trust, we would like to wish Lucy a huge amount of luck for the marathon. We look forward to hearing how she gets on and we will be rooting for her all the way.“I also wish to thank everyone who has been involved in the fund-raising over the last year.“The 24-hour football match was absolutely fantastic, the preparation and organisation really was amazing and I had no doubt on the day a huge amount would be raised. “The sense of community spirit and commitment from family and friends shined throughout the day and it was clear Kieran was a much loved member of the community.”Kieran’s mum Anne Stewart said: “The fund-raising is well worth every effort by all family members and friends. “I was proud to have got Kieran to the age he was after having so many ailments including his double lung transplant in 2013. I only wish I could do another 29 years all over again as it was worth everything to me.”