Lucie Collinson is preparing for her first 10K challenge in memory of her nephew, Noah Davis-Britter, who was just five-days-old when he died.
She describes Noah’s loss as “one of the hardest times our family has gone through” and has signed up for the Asda Foundation Hull 10K on Sunday 18th June to raise money for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
Lucie, 27, who works for David Lloyd Leisure, said: “We are a very close family so it has been heartbreaking.
"But at this time I realised how important charities like Sands are to parents, siblings and other family members, providing support where possible.
As a 10K novice, she admitted to feeling a bit nervous about the challenge ahead but added: “I know it'll be worth it when I cross the finish line.
"I have been training and gradually building myself up for the run. I've surprised myself with what I've managed so far."
“Hull is my home and it was also where my nephew was born. I wanted to do an event that was out of my comfort zone so it had to be the Hull 10k.”
Lucie’s fundraising can be supported at www.justgiving.com/Lucie-Collinson1 Lucie is taking part in the event with her aunt – and Noah’s great aunt – Aimee Morris.
Thousands of people will be on the start line of this year’s Asda Foundation Hull 10K, which is expected raise tens of thousands of pounds for local and national good causes.
The event is organised by Run For All, part of Jane Tomlinson’s lasting legacy.
Its partner charities are Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Child Dynamix, Macmillan Cancer Support, Dove House Hospice, Special Stars, Candlelighters, Hull and East Riding Breast Friends, Jerry Green Dog Rescue and Hull Homeless Community Project.
Lucie (right) with aunt Aimee Morris