A GROUP of friends are taking part in a 10k run to raise money for a unit where a young woman is being treated after being injured in a coach crash.
Catrin Pugh, 19, of Rossett, was badly hurt when the coach burst into flames after the crash in the French Alps.
Miss Pugh was one of 51 people travelling home from Alpe d’Huez after working in various resorts across the French Alps.
A group of close friends have decided to help raise money for the Burns and Plastics Unit at St Helens and Knowsley Hospital where Catrin is currently in a stable condition by taking part in the Manchester 10K.
Melanie Priestley, the mother of one of Catrin’s best friends Hannah, said: “In an attempt to show our love for Catrin and gratitude to the hospital and its staff, my husband Guy, brother-in-law Eric Burt and nephew Rowan Burt are running to raise funds for the Burns and Plastics Unit where Catrin is currently receiving treatment.
“Hannah and Catrin have been friends for many years and both worked the ski season, but went to different resorts.
“They met up in the French Alps at the Winter Games.
“Hannah would have been the last of her Wrexham friends to see her before the accident.”
Hannah was due to be running the 10K herself but is currently in Australia.
She will however be cheering on her relatives as they take on the challenge on Sunday, May 26.
Runner Rowan Burt said: “ I am a friend of Catrin’s and while we are waiting for her to recover we want to help as much as we can.
“We would love to smash our target of £2,000 and raise loads of cash for this unit which is doing such great work for Catrin and others in her situation.”
Mrs Priestley added: “Hannah has set up a fundraising account on Just Giving, Hannah Priestley's Page, and would be very grateful for any size donation in support of our fundraiser for Catrin and the hospital unit.”
Anybody who would like to sponsor the group in any way should visit www.justgiving. com/Hannah-Priestley
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