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  • Third charity run to be held in memory of teenager who took his own life

    Tom Martin

    A CHARITY run will be held in Crosby in memory of a teenager who took his own life.

    The third run organised in memory of Nathan Wilson will be held on Sunday, September 15 with a start and finish point at Crosby Leisure Centre and 5k and 10k routes available.

    They are organised by Nathan's mum and dad, Len and Gain, who want to use their son's memory to boost funds for the Papyrus charity for the prevention of young suicide.

    Nathan, 17, from Waterloo, committed suicide on February 27 2013, and these running events raise not only money for Papyrus but also awareness for their work.

    Len said: “The run was a big success last year, with almost 100 runners, and loads of spectators. There was fantastic feedback last year from all those who took part.

    “We now have sponsorship, courtesy of Medicash, which covers the costs of the event and now enables us to provide medals for all the runners. And we are still giving trophies for the first three males and females in both the 10K and 5K, just to make it a bit special.

    “We will again have raffle prizes – including signed Everton FC and Liverpool FC footballs, and a signed LFC shirt.

    “With the invaluable help of our kind volunteers, it bodes well for our run to be established as an annual event.

    “This will be Nathan’s legacy, while raising awareness and funds for Papyrus for as long as the charity is needed - and taking away the taboo from this subject.”

    To enter the run, or donate, search on Google for  ‘Nathan Wilson is fundraising Papyrus'.

    For any enquiries, call Len on 07786 150146 or email len.wilson54@gmail.com.

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