Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Framlingham: Inspirational Kim Frost chosen as fundraising ambassador for Cancer Research UK - charity partner of Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

13:59 14 April 2014

Kim Frost has been appointed one of Cancer Research UK's fundraising ambassadors

Kim Frost has been appointed one of Cancer Research UK's fundraising ambassadors

Archant

A Suffolk marathon runner who almost died in a car crash just weeks after her father was diagnosed with cancer has been made an “inspirational ambassador” for a charity.

Kim Frost, 36, from Framlingham, is one of 26 fundraising champions chosen by Cancer Research UK to encourage others to undertake running challenges in support of the charity, which was unveiled today as an official partner of the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2015.

“I am delighted to have been chosen as an ambassador in the charity’s very special year of running and am calling on people across Suffolk to take on just one running challenge over the next 12 months - big or small - on behalf of Cancer Research UK,” she said.

Miss Frost’s tragic yet inspirational story, which led to her appointment, began with a devastating road accident in June 2007 that left her with terrible leg injuries and took the life of her mother, Jean.

Coming just a month after Miss Frost’s father Derrick had been diagnosed with cancer, made it all the more difficult to cope with her mother’s death.

“It was a terrible time,” she said.

“I was grieving for my mum and trying to recover in hospital while at the same time my dad was fighting his own battle with oesophageal cancer.”

The loss was also incredibly hard on Mr Frost whose condition deteriorated after the accident until his death 18 months later.

Miss Frost, who works as a chef at Brandeston Hall Prep School, had been a keen member of Framlingham Hockey Club before the accident and was determined to recover her fitness again.

Despite being left with metal plates in her legs, wondering whether she would ever walk again, her recuperation was boosted by a charity football match in aid of Cancer Research UK between Framlingham Town and Ipswich Town in September 2007.

She went on to join Framlingham Flyers running club and enrolled in this year’s London Marathon, achieving a lifelong ambition on Sunday when she completed the event in 5h 43m, raising more than £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The charity is calling for people like Miss Frost to “got the distance” for Cancer Research UK by signing up for the London Marathon or taking part in local fun runs.

To find out more visit www.cruk.org/support-us/find-an-event.

1 comment

  • Kim your are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work

    Report this comment

    Neil Gedny

    Monday, April 14, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Trevor Woolley

A Witham man who campaigned for weapons awareness after his son was stabbed has died from a reported heart-attack.

Roads policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the B1125 (Dunwich Road) Blythburgh near to the junction with the B1387, which happened this morning, Tuesday 27 September.

Police were called at 8.56am today to reports of a single vehicle collision. Following the incident, a motorcyclist, a man in his fifties, has sadly died.

A 50 year-old man who died following a road traffic collision yesterday has been named as Stewart Mackenzie from Westleton.

Group of 28 people (made up of police, search & rescue, and RAF personnel) trying to find Corrie McKeague who has been missing since Saturday morning. Picture near Ampton village.

RAF personnel have joined the search for a missing Honington serviceman who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday.

Ipswich have just stunned the footballing world by winning the League Championship, but you wouldn't know it from the stiff upper lip demeanour of Alf Ramsey in this photo

Today we launch the first in a series of features looking back at Ipswich’s past - its famous faces, prestigious landmarks and the defining moments that helped shape the town.

Threshing demonstration at Harvest Past

Visitors took a step back in time for a day down on the farm.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn after delivering his keynote speech on the final day of the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 28, 2016. See PA story LABOUR Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

As the Labour faithful in the Liverpool conference hall belted out the red flag, a man sitting nearby openly wept tears of joy.

Former Royal Household official Ronald Harper arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London. Photo Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A former Royal Household official from Suffolk who accepted more than £100,000 in bribes to award contracts for work at royal residences including Buckingham Palace has today been jailed for five years.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24