FOUR Bromsgrove runners will be raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital when they take on the course on Sunday (October 19).
Chris Lindsay, Debbie Lindsay, Cassie Gregory and Jon Chivers will be running in memory of Cameron Lindsay who lost his life in a tragic incident in Bromsgrove ten years ago.
It was in March 2004 when Chris and Debbie’s seven-month-old son Cameron’s head became wedged in an unsuitable baby bouncer at Sticky Fingers Day Nursery.
Paramedics were called and he later died from asphyxiation at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Chris said: “Debbie and I had to take the decision to turn off his life support machine and we lay on his hospital bed, holding him as he passed away.
“We have never forgotten the incredible care and kindness we received at the hospital and to mark the ten year anniversary we decided to set ourselves a challenge, as well as raising money for such a worthwhile charity.”
The members of the group, who are all in their 40s, have been training since May when they entered the run and have all suffered injuries, aches and pains along the way.
Chris added: “Debbie and I have enjoyed the camaraderie of running in a group and have spent hours running with our close friends Jon and Cassie who bravely agreed to take on the challenge with us on our favourite route along the Tardebigge Canal.”
The group originally wanted to raise £200 but people’s generosity has seen their total soar to more than £800 and the group are hoping the total will break through the £1,000 barrier.
Residents can visit https://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Lindsay6 to boost the group’s coffers and help them get nearer their new target total.