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Mother runs Middlesbrough race in memory of her daughter
12:44pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A LOVING Middlesbrough mum sets out to run 10k in aid of Zoë's Place after losing her teenage daughter ten years ago.
Karen Williams, a volunteer nurse at Zoë's Place baby hospital, lost her 14-year old daughter Holly who endured a series of illnesses and disabilities throughout her life.
In Holly’s memory, she will set out to run the SABIC Tees Pride 10k which takes place on September 8, starting from Acklam Road where racers will cross the finishing line in Hall Drive.
She said: “Holly seemed absolutely fine when she was born but she developed epilepsy and what the doctors called severe developmental delay, though they were never able to put their finger on what caused it.
“She was severely disabled and couldn’t really move at all apart from some movement in her hands. She was poorly on and off for years “Life must have been a struggle for Holly but she never seemed to complain and was happy in her own way.”
Her chosen charity, Zoë's Place, offers respite and terminal care for babies and infants up to five years old.
The hospice was forced to close its doors at the weekend when a water tank leaked causing severe damage to the building.
The charity is desperately looking for funding to help it get back up and running.
Anyone who can help is asked to make a donation by calling the fundraising team on 01642-457985 or visiting www.justgiving. com/zoesplace.
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