AN EVENTS manager is running the Oxford Half for a cause close to her.

Katie Webster, 36, is raising funds and awareness of the charity Blue Skye Thinking, set up in memory of five-year-old Skye Hall who died in 2014.

The fundraiser, who has previously raised £500 for the charity participating in the Brighton Marathon last April decided to take on a challenge a little closer to home.

Ms Webster said: “I know Sally and Andrew personally through work colleagues of mine and became a supporter of the charity a few years ago when Skye first became ill.

"I’d love to run with some other of the charity’s supporters so if there is anyone else who has their own place and is still deciding which charity to pick, then I urge you to take a look at the wonderful work this small one does and what a difference your support could make to them.

“This is the first time I’ve run this half marathon but I am determined to finish it in good time to honour Skye’s memory.”

Blue Skye Thinking was set up by Sally and Andrew Hall in memory of their son, Skye, who died in 2014 from side effects of his treatment for Medulloblastoma; an aggressive and cancerous brain tumour.

Only just over one per cent of cancer funding goes towards research into brain tumours, the number one cancer killer in children and teenagers.

Sally Hall, founder of Blue Skye Thinking and Skye's mum said: “We’d love to have a big group of Blue Skye Thinking runners pounding the pavements of Oxford.

“If you have already signed up and would like to help us raise awareness by running in our vest or make yours a fundraising run by asking people to sponsor you for the charity then please do get in touch.”

Money raised by Katie will go towards the charity’s ‘Aim Skye High Appeal’ which aims to raise £50,000 towards a three year Post Doctoral research position at the renowned Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

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