Our run in memory of Downham Market’s Sheila

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A family ran round the streets of Downham and nearby villages to raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity in memory of their mother and grandmother.

Tim Williamson, of Hilgay, was joined by his children Tasha and Ashley, to complete the 10-mile run in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK last month.

And they have now handed over the total of £745 raised in sponsorship to the charity.

Tim’s wife, Karen, said Tasha and Ashley had been inspired to raise funds by their late grandmother, Sheila Williamson, who died from the disease in October last year.

She said: “They just said they wanted to do something. They couldn’t do anything to help her, but they could do something to help somebody else.”

She said Tasha, 25, and Ashley, 23, had organised the route before Tim joined them to complete the challenge alongside them.

The trio started the run from the Chequers pub in Wimbotsham and ran through Downham and Ten Mile Bank before reaching the finish line at the Rose and Crown in Hilgay.

Mrs Williamson thanked everyone who sponsored the family in their effort and paid particular tribute to family friend Richard Dinsdale, who supported the runners by cycling the route with them.