A Louth woman will take part in a sponsored run this weekend to raise money for a cancer charity that helped her cousin’s daughter as she battled against the illness. Michelle Stocks, who works at the Nottingham Building Society in Louth Market Place, will undertake the challenge on Sunday (April 6) at the Lincoln 10k Road Race.
Michelle is raising money for CLIC Sargent, a charity that provides clinical and practical support for young cancer victims, in memory of her cousin’s daughter Nicole Williams who died in December 2012 at just 17 years old.
Nicole had battled against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, for four months before she passed away.
Michelle said: “Raising money for CLIC Sargent helps them to help young people and their families to cope with the impact that cancer has upon them.
“I have set up a Just Giving Account and also have a sponsorship form at my work (The Nottingham), which I am hoping my customers will contribute to as many of them see me out running and ask how I am getting on!
“I have run the Lincoln 10k twice previously, and I am hoping to beat my quickest time of just over 55 minutes.
“Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated as I know that times are difficult at the moment.”
Nicole’s mum Samantha, and 17-year-old sister Kelly, gave their thanks to Michelle for her fundraising efforts.
Samantha said: “It means a lot that the run is being done in Nicole’s memory”.
You can sponsor Michelle at www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Stocks1, or pop in to the Nottingham Building Society in the Market Place.