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Kindhearted sister to run for charity supporting her brother
12:00pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
A KINDHEARTED Dudley student is getting set to run the Bupa Great Birmingham Run next month, to raise money for Diabetes UK.
Emily Hunt, aged 20, who is studying English Language and Education Studies at The University of Worcester, has decided to raise money for the charity which has supported her younger brother, Tom, aged 16, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 14 months.
Emily is now putting in final training in time for the 13.1 mile run on October 21 and is well on to achieving her £800 sponsorship target for the charity.
Emily said: “I wanted to raise money for Diabetes UK as the charity has been a great support to my brother and the rest of my family. It’s really important that people learn more about the condition, fund research and make sure they live as healthily as possible."
Diabetes UK’s Midlands Fundraising Manager, Jo Oldfield, said: “On behalf of everyone at Diabetes UK, I would like to give our thanks to Emily for signing up to take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.
The money Emily raises will go a long way in helping us to continue to support the 285,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in the West Midlands.”
To sponsor Emily visit justgiving.com/Emily-Hunt21k.