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Proud uncle runs marathon in charity tribute

Filed under: Air Ambulance Costs and Fundraising — Posted by: Andrew on March 13, 2012

Finlay Connor died at the age of just 6 in a tragic accident last year. As a tribute, his uncle recently decided to take on a 12 mile challenge to raise funds. The funds will aid a charity that Finlay’s parents have set-up, the Finlay Foundation Charity, along with an air ambulance service.

Mark Voller chose to run what equates to half a marathon on Sunday the 11th of March, just a few days prior to the date that Finlay died in the same accident which also saw mother, Niki, suffer from serious injuries.

He said that Niki, along with Finlay’s dad, Greg, were strong and determined and even helped others after the tragedy, including other family members. They decided to make a positive out of the negative which came in the form of their charity.

Finlay was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Swindon where he was not able to overcome the injuries suffered during the accident.

Niki was treated at a hospital in Bristol and remained there until she recovered and was in a fit state to return home.

Mr Voller had been getting in shape prior to the marathon, building up gradually to his 12 mile target:

“I haven’t run a half marathon for more than 20 years but I will be running this one in WAA colours in memory of Finlay and for his mum and dad and little brother Louis. I will be slow and may take two hours and ten minutes to finish if I am lucky but every step will be a delight. I am so proud to run in Finlay’s name.”

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