Charity run in memory of much-loved Rugby woman Christine Addison who died from breast cancer

Hillmorton man Jake Chater put on his running shoes and took part in the Great North Run in memory of his auntie who died from cancer.

He completed the 13.1 mile event as a tribute to Rugby woman Christine Addison (pictured), who died from breast cancer in January this year.

It took place on September 13 and Jake completed the run in respectable 1 hour 52 minutes.

Jake, 25, said: “Christine was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012 at the age of 33.

“She fought so long to stay with us and throughout her treatment she remained very positive.”

During her treatment she set up a fundraising group called ‘Christine’s Crew’ who joined together to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

“Christine wanted to raise money to support families that are affected by cancer,” added Jake.

“Before she died she had raised thousands, and then following her passing on January 11, the total continues to increase with many of her friends continuing to raise money.”

So far the run has raised £860.

There is now a Christine’s Crew Facebook page that you are welcome to join and it will keep you updated with all events that are happening.

People can still sponsor Jake on at www.gofundme.com/z4258w