Lilly-Mai running for research

Lilly-Mai running for research

Posted on 22nd August 2017

11-year-old Lilly-Mai Ormrod of Skegness is set to launch her Summer Challenge in memory of her close friend, Keira Wrenn.

Lilly-Mai will take part in two fun runs in North-East England this August in her efforts to raise £1,000 or more. All money will go to towards Funding Neuro’s work with DIPG and other serious neurological conditions.

Lilly-Mai begins her fundraising activity with the Lincoln 5km “Bubble Rush” on Sunday 27 August, where she will be joined by her mother, Lynette.

Lilly-Mai and Lynette Ormrod
Sharing the love: Lilly-Mai and Lynette Ormrod.

The event will take place three weeks after the funeral of Keira. The eight-year-old  passed away on 2nd August 2017 after a courageous three year battle with Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Lilly-Mai will also run another 5km on the 10 September at the Cleethorpes’ “Colour Fun Run”, followed by a fundraiser day to be held in Skegness. Date and activities to be confirmed.

“Keira would really have appreciated what I am doing as she loves anything bubbly and colourful,” said Lilly-Mai.

Her mother, Lynette, a long-term friend of Keira’s mother, added: “My daughter has inspired the support of our friends, family and local community. When she first came to me and said she wanted to do the runs, I was so proud. Lilly-Mai, through the sadness of losing Keira, has already touched a lot of hearts.”

In support of the Ormrod’s Summer Challenge, Mark Johnstone, Funding Neuro’s UK fundraising manager said: “We are extremely proud of Lilly’s compassion towards the memory of Keira. Her fundraising activity, aside from being a personal challenge outside her comfort zone, will raise vital awareness to current and future generations of DIPG children and their families. Lilly-Mai’s charitable activity fits precisely the ethos of our charity – lots of fun with a big impact on serious illnesses.”

The Funding Neuro Summer Challenge 2017 is open to all ages – from individuals to teams of friends or work colleagues. Take part and find out how your fundraising efforts can be rewarded with a guest table for up to 10 people at our charity’s 10 Year Anniversary Wobbly Prom in September 2017.

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