Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Halesworth: Father running London Marathon for Cystic Fibrosis after daughter diagnosed with condition

12:13 09 April 2014

Craig Stammers and his family. Craig is running the London marathon for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. His daughter Chloe, suffers from the condition. Left to right, Alfie, Ruth, Chloe, Craig, Molly Stammers.

Craig Stammers and his family. Craig is running the London marathon for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. His daughter Chloe, suffers from the condition. Left to right, Alfie, Ruth, Chloe, Craig, Molly Stammers.

A Halesworth man is running the London Marathon for a very special cause.

shares

Craig Stammers is taking part in the race for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT). Mr Stammers and his wife, Ruth, have three children; Chloe, aged six, Molly, aged three, and Alfie, who is 11 months old.

Chloe was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at three weeks old through the heal prick test and since then the family have supported the work of CFT. In 2008 he and his friends took part in the Great North Run and raised £8,000, and in 2011 he organised a pier to pier run from Lowestoft to Southwold raising more than £12,000.

Mr Stammers said: “I hope to finish in under 3hrs 45mins but as it’s my first marathon I’ll be pleased to get round. I’ve dropped alcohol and fast food since Boxing Day and put plenty of hours in on the local roads to give myself the best chance.”

To donate, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CraigStammers.

shares

0 comments

Gerald West leaves Ipswich Crown Court

Oakwood School’s former deputy head teacher and one of its care workers have been given 12-month conditional discharges for assaulting pupils.

The old Oakwood School in Stowmarket.

The former headteacher of a Suffolk school has been jailed for seven years for sexual offences against children.

Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Earth tremors have been felt in Suffolk and Essex after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Kent.

The A12. Library image.

A lorry and van have crashed on the A12 near Wickham Market after a blow-out tyre puncture.

Paul Flatman has been sentenced after more than 6,000 chickens died at Hawksmill Farm

A farmer has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 and has been given a suspended prison sentence for failing to animal welfare advice.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Two officers who were based at Braintree have been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct.

James Rowe with his sisters, Amy and Beth

A father has spoken out about his 24-year-old son’s untimely death in a bid to prevent another “avoidable tragedy” as a result of diabetes.

Passengers are delayed at stations including at Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester 


Picture by Jerry Turner

Rail passengers faced delays of up to 45minutes due to a broken down train between Kelvedon and Witham.

Members of the local tai chi group in Ufford

It may not have the high-flying kicks and karate chops of some martial arts – but the ancient Chinese technique of tai chi is proving a knockout among practitioners in Suffolk.

British and American airborne engineers worked together to develop their key skills of building and repairing runways

British and American airborne engineers worked together to develop skills at a Suffolk base.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages