Six-year-old completes charity race in memory of mum

Six-year-old completes charity race in memory of mum

Molly Davies with, from left, James Watts, Stephen Davies, Jordan Cooper with Katie Farmer – trust fundraiser .

Kerry Niblett, described as "very loving and affectionate", died in July 2013.

Kerry Niblett, described as "very loving and affectionate", died in July 2013.

Kerry Niblett, described as "very loving and affectionate", died in July 2013.

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A SIX-year-old girl put her best foot forward to raise £305 for the county's cancer services in memory of her mum.

Young Molly Davies, from Belmont, Hereford, walked the three-mile Race for Life last month in under an hour to raise the funds for Wye Valley Trust's cancer services.

Her mum, Kerry Niblett, died from bowel and liver cancer at just 36 a year ago.

Molly said: “I did race for life for my mummy to raise money for people who have cancer.

"Thank you to everyone who sponsored me.”

Her dad, Stephen Davies, and five friends also ran the Hereford half marathon earlier this year in memory of Miss Niblett.

The team of six – Stephen, James Watts, Jordan Cooper, Joe Davies, Ella Langford and Savannah Foster – raised £2,200, for the same cause.

Stephen, an electrical surveyor, said he was “very proud" of his daughter.

He said: "Kerry worked for Barclays and two years ago we worked as volunteers giving out the medals at the finishing line. Molly was there with us when we were doing that.

"Being aware of what it was and the fact you got a medal at the end, she said she would like to do it. Losing mummy last year, she was quite adamant she wanted to do it in her mum’s memory.

"Molly follows Kerry. She looks like me but follows her mum for her intelligence and strength – and everything else."

Mr Davies said the family was "overwhelmed" with the amazing care and support his partner received at the Macmillan Renton Unit, and wanted to give something back.

"Raising this money has given us the drive and determination to look forward to the future," he said.

"We wish to thank our family and friends for their support and generous donations”.

Mr Davies described his partner as "very private but very friendly".

"You could put her in a room with people she didn’t know and she would easily strike up conversation," said Mr Davies, 40.

"She loved the outdoors and was very loving and affectionate. She kept me on my toes and always surprised me."

Katie Farmer, fundraiser at Wye Valley NHS Trust, added that the trust is very grateful for the fundraising efforts.

The money, she said, would enable the trust to purchase additional equipment and enhance facilities for patients with cancer across the trust, as well as in the cancer unit.

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9:00pm Fri 1 Aug 14

dippyhippy says...

Well done Molly - what an incredible little girl you are. I'm sure your Mum would be so very proud of you.

You truly are a shining example to us all.
Well done Molly - what an incredible little girl you are. I'm sure your Mum would be so very proud of you. You truly are a shining example to us all. dippyhippy
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