Kimberworth Striders step up for young woman with incurable tumour

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RUNNERS from Kimberworth Striders put on their running shoes and their hands in their pockets to raise money for a great cause.

Sophie and Remi’s Adventure Fund supports 21-year-old Sophie White, who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour recently and wants to create memories for her 14-month-old son Remi.

Striders organised a 5k handicapped time trial and 35 members took on the challenge and there were a host of personal bests along the way.

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Dan Birkinshaw was the quickest, posting 17 mins 55 secs, just edging out Toby Bellis, who clocked 18.07. Shaun Wright was third quickest notching 18.43.

The top three ladies were Francis Coughlan on 21.41, Olivia Taylor with 22.10 and Lauren Corcoran’s 23.56.

On the night, a superb £275 was raised for the brilliant cause.

Sophie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June after suffering a seizure.

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She underwent surgery to remove 95 per cent of the tumour, but was told that she had a grade 4 glioblastoma which could not be cured.

It is hoped that intensive treatment will shrink the remaining five per cent in order to prolong Sophie’s life.

There have been various family and friends who have rallied round to fundraise and help Sophie make memories with her young son, by holding all sorts of events and challenges.

A special Sophie’s Day at Greasbrough Club in August brought in £11,000.

The online fundraising webpage has passed £16,500 and you can still visit it at to add more to the total.