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Dad and daughter's tribute challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:32 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:03 08 July 2010

A Father and daughter team from Watton will pull on their running shoes for the Great North Run in Newcastle on Sunday in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

A Father and daughter team from Watton will pull on their running shoes for the Great North Run in Newcastle on Sunday in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Martin and Anna Neave are no strangers to fun running - in 2007 they ran the Great Manchester Run.

Long time friends of the foundation, they have raised more than £4,000 since 2006 through a variety of fundraising events.

Martin and Anna are fundraising in memory of Martin's daughter and Anna's sister Caroline who tragically died from meningitis in 2006, aged just eighteen.

Caroline died two days before receiving

A-level grades which would have given

her entry to her first choice university.

Martin said: “I'm looking forward to the Great North Run this year. Training has been

hard but hopefully I'll put in a good time for the race.

“Caroline was a keen runner and this is a good way to remember her and raise money for a good cause.”

Martin and Anna hope to raise more than £500 in sponsorship from family, friends and work colleagues.

There are nine cases of meningitis in the UK every day. Six people die a week and many survivors will be left with after-effects as severe as brain damage, deafness and amputations. Money raised will help fund vital research into these diseases, raise awareness and provide support to those affected.

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