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Llangollen family raise funds in mum's memory

Published date: 09 April 2014 |
Published by: Garth ApThomas 
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HUNDREDS of pounds has been raised for charity in tribute to a courageous woman who died of cancer.

Family and friends of Sandra Cragg took part in the Great Wrexham Road Runner 10k fundraiser, organised by Nightingale House Hospice.

Sandra was 54 when she died at the hospice in February, just hours after her loved ones had gathered for a celebration of her life.

In January her family was dealt the devastating blow that she had terminal cancer.

She had already battled for over a year with breast cancer, finally getting the all-clear just before Christmas.

But after becoming ill in January she was diagnosed with terminal secondary cancer in the lungs, brain and liver.

As a tribute, Sandra’s son Lewis, 23, of Hightown, took part in the 10K along with his friend, Henry Othen, of Rhosnesni, uncle Roger Cragg, of Llangollen, and cousin Susan Cragg also of Llangollen.

Lewis said: “Collectively, we have raised about £500, which is a fantastic amount of money.

“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed.

“My cousin and uncle are good runners, but myself and Henry haven’t done a lot of running and we only started to practise about a month beforehand.

“The race was absolutely brilliant, very well organised, but I found some of the hills to be tough going.

“We were running the Great Wrexham Road Runner for Nightingale House Hospice because they took such great care of my mum.”

Sandra, from Kingsmill, Wrexham, was a primary school teacher and in September she was given her dream job as head of the infants department at Victoria Primary School in Wrexham.

If anyone would like to make a contribution to the fundraising they can log on to her page on the Just Giving website.

l Other fundraising in Sandra’s memory has taken place to benefit Nightingale House.

It includes the celebration of her life which raised about £150, donations from fellow students at Lewis’ BA Hons education course at Glyndwr University raised £100, and £1,500 was raised at Sandra’s funeral service.

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