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Hundreds support fun run in memory of York school governor Philip Curtis
8:22am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of people showed their support for a fun run in memory of a York school governor and community champion – with two good causes now set to benefit by about £1,600.
A series of races were held at Archbishop of York’s Junior School in Bishopthorpe in an event organised by Lisa Curtis, whose husband Philip died of heart failure earlier this year, aged 44, after returning from a run.
The father-of-three had been involved in many fundraising activities, and money from Saturday’s event will go towards Leeds Children’s Hospital and the appeal to buy a defibrillator for the school.
Races were organised for all age groups, including three-legged, wheelbarrow and T-shirt relay contests, alongside a barbecue run by the local scout group, a beat-the-goalie competition and a series of stalls, with post-race beers provided courtesy of Treboom Brewery.
Lisa, from Bishopthorpe, said: “I’m really overwhelmed by how so many people come together and created such a lovely atmosphere and a feeling of community spirit.
“After we decided to do the fun run, it all gathered pace and we have had so much support from the community, which has always been so strong and caring.”
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