Marathon for tragic Richard

Marathon for tragic Richard (Richard Bethell)Frinton and Walton Gazette 

A Clacton policeman is to run in the London marathon in memory of a colleague’s ten-year-old son who died while he was playing. PC Trevor Abrahams is hoping to raise £1,250 for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) which works to raise awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome and campaigns for pro-active screening of youngsters. His colleague’s son, Richard Bethell, had been at the Go Bananas fun factory in Colchester as a treat last year when he collapsed after suffering a sudden cardiac death. His mum, Debbie who was with him, said: “He was a typical little action man.” It is Trevor’s first go at the Flora London Marathon on April 17. So far he has run 20 miles non-stop in three hours 18 minutes – six miles to go. So far he has raised £1,117 in sponsorship both on and off-line. If would like to make a donation he can be contacted on the internet on then find trevruns4cry or contact him at Clacton police station on 01255 221312.

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