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Family in running again for Helen

Just Regional
Apr 2, 2013 2 mins read

Keen runner Charlie Dyke has laced up his running shoes once again to train for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.

This time he has recruited five other family and friends to run alongside him, including his wife, two children, son-in-law and family friend.

The team of six will join thousands of runners for the 26.2mile race on Sunday, April 21, in memory of Charlie’s sister Helen Plummer who sadly passed away from breast cancer in September 2006 aged 44. During her battle, Helen was an inspiration, raising more than £12,000 for various breast cancer charities by organising a Charity Day and even completing a wing walk strapped to a Tiger Moth biplane.

Before his sister’s death, Charlie promised that he would continue the crucial fundraising by completing running events for as long as he was able. Charlie, 60, said: “I am passionate about beating breast cancer and will continue to keep my promise to my sister. This year will be particularly special with five other close family and friends joining me in my mission.” Also being remembered by the team is Paul Sayer, who died of lung cancer in 1998.

To date, the family has raised £50,173 for Breast Cancer Campaign (and other cancer charities) and the goal to reach £100k by 2020 has been set. Fundraising for this year’s challenge has just stepped up a gear, with sponsor forms and charity pots being placed in Charlie’s convenience stores in North Walsham. The pinnacle of their fundraising efforts will take place on Friday, May 17, when the family will be holding a Helen’s Heroes Charity evening at the community centre.

If you would like to support Charlie and his family to reach this year’s fundraising target of £10,000, you can donate online to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HelensHeroes

Here's the team ready for action

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