Mother's walk in memory of 20-year-old killed in tragic accident

THE family and friends of a young woman killed in a road accident almost four years ago are organising a sponsored walk in her memory. Samantha Bull, from St Neots, was just 20 when she died. A motorist opened his car door as Sam passed on a scooter and

THE family and friends of a young woman killed in a road accident almost four years ago are organising a sponsored walk in her memory.

Samantha Bull, from St Neots, was just 20 when she died. A motorist opened his car door as Sam passed on a scooter and pushed her into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Her mother, Tracy Bull, 49, is now planning the walk around Grafham Water to raise money for Hinchingbrooke Hospital's colitis fund.

It will take place in September, close to what would have been Sam's 24th birthday.


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This will be the second walk that the family has organised the first raised more than �3,000. The money was used by the hospital to open a room in Sam's memory and has also helped provide textbooks for student nurses and financial support for a family affected by colitis in St Neots.

Mrs Bull, who lives with her husband Danny, 51, in Howitts Gardens, Eynesbury, said: "To be quite honest, I would get slapped by Sam now because no one knew she had colitis and now I have told everyone. But this helps me; it makes me feel like I am doing something good. It makes the family feel better that we are doing something positive in her name. It is hard though, too. It makes me think... I see all her friends together and she's not there. It's hard. I'm torn between feeling good about what I am doing and feeling bad, missing my daughter.

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"Sam would have been 24 on September 1 and we're doing the walk on September 5. The first time we did it, it would have been her 21st birthday. It's difficult knowing what to do when her birthday comes up but at least doing this we know we are doing something good."

Mr and Mrs Bull will not be taking part in the walk as Mr Bull is registered disabled, but the couple will be present at the start and finish points, overseeing the event. Sam's brothers and sister, Andrew, 30, Thomas, 22, and Emma, 31, will all take part, along with Andrew's wife Amy and Emma's husband Daz.

The family are asking for people to volunteer to be marshals along the 10-mile route and are also appealing for businesses to donate bottles water or soft drinks for participants. The walk will take place at Grafham Water on Saturday, September 5, at 1pm. Sponsor packs cost �5.

nColitis affects the tissue that lines the gastrointestinal system.

INFORMATION; If you can help, or would like to take part or make a donation, call Tracy Bull on 01480 392196.

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