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Duathlon raises money in memory of Charlie
A BIKING and running challenge has raised money in memory of a ten-year-old boy who died from sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Ross Anderson set himself the challenge of competing in the London Duathlon, a 10k run, 44k bike ride and further 5k run, and decided he wanted to do it in memory of Charlie Burns, who died in 2011.
Since his death, Charlie’s his parents Jan and Barry and sister Izzie have been campaigning to raise awareness of the condition and raise funds for SUDEP Action.
Mr Anderson’s wife Amy used to work with Mrs Burns in Salisbury and their families became friends.
He wanted to complete the duathlon in under three hours and succeeded, with a time of 2hrs 55mins and 3secs.
He has raised about £500 for SUDEP Action. Anyone who wants to donate can still do so at justgiving.com/RossyAnderson.
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