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CHESHIRE 10K with Mike Wain form Silk Sport & Northwich Victoria

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Family teamed up with Northwich Victoria and Silk FM radio to raise money for two vital charities in memory of their father who died earlier this year.

Former railwayman Kenneth Dewsbury, from Leftwich - died following a battle with kidney renal disease on the day before coronavirus lockdown restrictions began.

His relatives could not give him the send off they wanted to at the time, so two of them took on the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall on Sunday October 18th. 

"We couldn't have the funeral that we wanted him to have because of the Covid restrictions so we decided to do this instead," said Kenneth's daughter Lauren Dewsbury. 

Lauren's brother - Jamie; who is involved with the Vics’ - ran the event; on October 18th while her son Tomos, who turned 10 years of age on the same day - cycled the route alongside him.

They raised money for Kidney Care UK and mental health charity Mind.

Lauren said: "My dad suffered with mental health problems too, so we wanted to split the money 50-50 between Mind and Kidney Care UK.

More than £2,000 was raised for the two charities with the final total for Mind charity being £1,101 and £1,133 for Kidney Care UK. The family only initially hoped to raise £500 in total.

Silk 106.9 FM radio backed the event with Sports Saturday host Mike Wain taking part in the run (below); Vics’ fan and former treasurer Alistair Hunt (pictured above) and Mark Wilding.

The Dewsbury family would like to thank everyone for all your wonderful support & donations.  

Also thanks to Alistair Hunt, Mike Wilding, Melissa Lewis at henkel Winsford who also ran on the day. Silk FM presenter and DJ Mike Wain and Steve Wilkes; manager at Northwich Victoria.

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