In memory of Arslan ... £4,000 for hospices

In memory of Arslan ... £4,000 for hospices

A FUN RUN in memory of a Ravensthorpe teenager raised more than £4,000 for charities.

Rizwan Aslam, 13, ran from his home on North Road to the Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield last Saturday.

He was joined by more than 40 family and friends of his brother Arslan, who had muscular distrophy and died in March this year aged 16 after complications from surgery.

MP Paula Sherriff saw the runners off. Pubs along the way, including the Pear Tree at Mirfield, acted as way stations.

Keen boxer Rizwan, who trained on Saddleworth Moor, did the run in less than an hour.

Cash raised is towards a £100,000 target which will be donated to the Forget Me Not and Martin House children’s hospices.

 

PICTURE: Mike Clark

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