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Longton family raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Anne and Eddie 1Mother and son duo Anne and Eddie Otter, from Longton, have raised funds for the hospice in memory of their beloved mum and grandma Clare Walmsley.

Anne said: “I started going out running regularly to clear my head, after my mum suddenly died in December 2016 following a short illness.

“It was then that I decided to sign myself and Eddie up to a challenge and to have something positive to focus on. We decided to do it for my mum and St Catherine’s.”

Clare was a keen supporter of the hospice through regular donations and being a member of the hospice lottery.

Anne, a police officer, completed her first triathlon in September last year.

After cheering his mum on from the side lines, seven-year-old Eddie wanted to follow in his mum’s footsteps and has since completed his first kid’s duathlon. Ediie

Keen cyclists, the family started to train together with regular rides through Avenham Park, as well as swimming.

Eddie said: “I really enjoyed my first duathlon, I had to run, cycle and then run again – cycling was my favourite part!”

St Catherine’s fundraising officer, Hayley Jackson, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Anne and Eddie for raising a fantastic £200 for the hospice. Their brilliant efforts and continued support mean we’re able to continue providing our specialist palliative and end-of-life care to local people, now and in the future.”