A YOUNG St Neots woman killed in a road accident was remembered on what would have been her 22nd birthday by friends and family who took part in a charity fun run. A total of 56 people of all ages took part in the event, which took place on Saturday, Sep
A YOUNG St Neots woman killed in a road accident was remembered on what would have been her 22nd birthday by friends and family who took part in a charity fun run.
A total of 56 people of all ages took part in the event, which took place on Saturday, September 1, in memory of Sam Bull.
Organised by Sam's mum, Tracy Bull, her sister Emma Sargent and friend Sam Williams, the run raised more than £2,000 for the Gastroenteritis Trust Fund Nurses at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, in Huntingdon. Sam, who was just 20 when she died, had suffered from the digestive disease, colitis.
She died on December 31, 2005 after being knocked off her scooter in Berkley Street, St Neots.
Tracy Bull told The Hunts Post: "We were overwhelmed with the turnout of people and all the good responses we had, many thanks to all involved.
"The family wanted to do something uplifting to mark Sam's birthday and to raise money for charity.
"We wanted to do something constructive, partly to keep Sam's memory alive and partly as it is hard for a family to lose a member so young."
The charity event took place at Grafham Water and the youngest person to compete the 10-mile course was five-year-old Kira Smith. A donation of £150 and 100 bottles of water and drinks were made by Cryovac, Britvic gave 100 energy drinks and Bob Hinson from Coffeepoint donated drinks, The House of Flags in Kimbolton gave two big flags and The Power Station donated fluorescent marshal bibs.
At the time of Sam's death her parents, Danny and Tracy, told The Hunts Post: "We cannot believe how someone so special can be taken from us so quickly. We will miss her strength, her laughter and her love of life."
Family and friends also released 22 pink balloons to celebrate Sam's birthday and to start the charity fun run.
INFORMATION: Anyone wanting to donate money in memory of Sam should contact Sam Williams on 01480 477976 or Emma Sargent 01480 382254.