Reporter Jonathan White.
Nantwich sisters Emma and Tricia Boffey are holding a ‘30k for 30 years’ event in memory of their brother, Will. Will sadly passed away in 2007 having contracted acute myeloid leukaemia in 2005. They aim to raise vital funds to help beat blood cancer.
Emma, aged 27, is training hard to run 30 kilometres in memory of what would have been her brother’s 30th Birthday this Saturday 19th July 2014. On the morning of the 19th, Emma will start her run from Nantwich Swimming Pool. She will run past various places linked with Will, such as the Barony playing fields, Brine Leas School, Wrenbury Football club and Audlem Primary School. William was a past Brine Leas School pupil and a keen footballer in the famous Ladsandads League. Tricia, aged 24, will join Emma for the last 10 kilometres finishing up at their family home in Burleydam.
Emma and Tricia said: “It will be an emotional but an amazing run full of many memories of our amazing brother. We hope to raise as much as we can for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, as we don’t want anyone else to lose a much loved brother like we did to blood cancer.”
Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “Every penny raised helps us in our mission to beat blood cancer, by stopping people from dying and making patients’ lives better. We wish Emma & Tricia the very best of luck and hope the event goes well.”
To sponsor Emma & Tricia please go to www.beatingbloodcancers.org.uk/people/emma-boffey-llr/30-km-30-years
Emma and Tricia are also organising a Celebratory party following ‘30k for 30 years’ at Audlem Public Hall from 7pm. For tickets please contact Liz Boffey on 01948 871250 or firstname.lastname@example.org