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'Lily's Lovelies' set for 100km fund-raising walk in memory of popular teenager Lily Webster

A Stowmarket mum hoping to spare other families the tragedy of losing loved ones to sudden adult death syndrome will walk 100km next month.

Lily's Lovelies 100km walk in memory of Lily Webster (3730340)
Lily's Lovelies 100km walk in memory of Lily Webster (3730340)

Melanie Webster's daughter Lily, 15, died from a rare heart condition during a trampolining lesson in January 2012.

Ever since, the Stowmarket High School pupil's family and friends have raised funds for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

The £68,000 raised so far has funded annual heart screening days in Stowmarket. Already, 1,000 people have been screened, with life-changing results for some.

"We have had a great community response to our efforts for CRY ," said Melanie.

"We know of some who had results they weren't expecting – they contacted us much later to say they were pleased they'd had the opportunity to be screened. There's definitely two people who have had quite life-changing treatment as a result.

"It is comforting to know someone else's family won't go through what we did."

On September 8, Lily's Lovelies – Melanie, aunt Jenni Salt and friends Ruth Welsh and Claire Thompson – will walk the 100km Thames Path Challenge from Putney Bridge to Henley.

They hope to complete in 30 hours and raise £1,600. Donate at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Lilyslovelies1

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