Family’s 5k run to remember Fred

A very special Race for Life was run in the lanes of north Shropshire by seven members of the family of Fred Phillips on the anniversary of the death.

Members of the Phillips family at the end of their Race for Life
Members of the Phillips family at the end of their Race for Life

Fred was just 45 when he died in September 2005 following a 13-year battle with cancer.

When his family realised that the Race for Life 2020 was on the 15th anniversary of the day he died everyone decided to take part.

And when Covid stopped the usual mass participation events going ahead they still put on their specially made T-shirts and ran round the lanes of the family home he built at Dudleston Heath near Ellesmere.

So far the family has raised £2,500 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Running the 5k last Sunday was Fred’s widow, Judith, children Lloyd and Megan, Lloyd’s wife Stacey, pushing their son, Arthur Frederick in a buggy, and Megan’s partner, Steve.

Lloyd said that the family route started and ended at the family home and passed Criftins Primary School where Judith teaches and where the school hall is named after Fred, a governor there.

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