TWO women from Redditch will run the London Marathon this Sunday in memory of a sixth form student who died of bone cancer.
Batchley residents Jade Peters, aged 52, and Cheryl Bishop, 48, who both work at Woodrush High School, are hoping to raise £4,000 for CLIC Sargent, a charity which helped make student Callum Brown’s life easier before he passed away.
“Callum was diagnosed just six months before he died in September last year,” said Jade, “He went down hill very quickly.
“It was such a shock and rocked everyone at our school because he was receiving treatment and no one was expecting it.
“He was a very kind soul, with a great sense of humour, and a perfect example of what every student at Woodrush should be like.”
Callum’s parents used CLIC Sargent during his treatment and have nothing but praise for their service.
The charity works with young people and their families to provide grants and help unlock crucial financial support needed for travel, hotels and extra heating costs at home.
“We have managed to raise £3,000 so far and we have until the end of May to reach our goal,” said Jade.
“I also have a nine-year-old nephew who was diagnosed with brain tumour at six months old and although it’s not curable, he manages to live with it by having regular treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“I’m running for him too.”
To help support Jade and Cheryl, you can donate at virginmoneygiving.com/Team/CLICforCallum