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Twins tackle marathon in fun loving dad's memory

Published date: 07 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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TWIN sisters who lost their dad to cancer are running the London Marathon in his memory.

For Zoe and Kim Davies, 27, this will be the 10th year in a row they have taken on the gruelling 26.2 mile event, raising more than £12,000 for charity in the process.

Zoe, a physiotherapist at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, says doing the run is a great way to pay tribute to their dad Patrick, who died from bone cancer in 2009, aged 50.

Zoe, of Newquay Park, Wrexham, says her dad, who was from Telford, was a “family-oriented man”.

She added: “He would do anything for me and my twin sister. When he first became ill we were still young, we had just started university.

“We supported each other through everything. He was funny, we would always have a laugh and a joke.”

Zoe and Kim are aiming to raise more than £1,000 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and say in past years they have succeeded in getting more than £2,000 in donations.

So far, they have raised about £150 towards their target.

This year, the twins are hoping to complete the marathon on Sunday in under five hours.

In the past, they have raised money for charities including Whizz-kids, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Sense, Children with Leukaemia and Cancer Research.

Since the death of their father, they have also raised money for Macmillan and Help The Hospices.

The Bone Cancer Research Trust aim to improve outcomes for people with primary bone cancer through research, awareness, information and support.

The charity was started by a group of bereaved parents of young bone cancer sufferers, who came together and registered the charity in 2006.

The families pooled money they had already raised, totalling £176,000, to start the charity and fund the first pieces of research.

For more information or to donate, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/zoeandkim2014.

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