Marathon in memory of baby Samantha Jane

Pete and Tracy prepare for the London Marathon.
Pete and Tracy prepare for the London Marathon.

A Louth school teacher and her father will be running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of her sister who passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Lacey Gardens teacher Tracy Gostelow, 37, and her father Pete Cotton, 67, will be raising money for The Lullaby Trust in memory of Samantha 
Jane, who was just 13 weeks old when she passed away in 1982, when Tracy was just 
four years old.

Tracy, who has already run three marathons, said: “Nobody knows why some babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and there’s still much research to be done.

“The Lullaby Trust are an incredibly important charity who work tirelessly to promote safer sleep for babies, provide advice to new parents, and support bereaved family members shattered by 
sudden infant death.”

She added: “I’m amazed at the level of fitness dad’s displayed through training- he’s certainly determined!”

l Tracy and Pete have so far raised over £3,600. To support them, visit their fundraising page at