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Upton-by-Chester High School

Ben's 10 for 10

Ben O'Brien (8Y2ME) recently did something extraordinary to celebrate his sister Libby's 10th birthday and raise vital funds for Claire House Children's Hospice.  

Ben O'Brien (8Y2ME) recently did something extraordinary to celebrate his sister Libby's 10th birthday and raise vital funds for Claire House Children's Hospice.  Libby died at Claire House just before her 3rd birthday having been diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma cancer when just 16 months old.  In her memory Ben challenged himself to run 10 miles around The Groves and Meadows along the River Dee banks.  On the day over 20 fellow runners joined him to run some of the distance including schoolmates Peter, Isaac, Harry and Elliot.  In completing his challenge Ben raised over £2,300 for Claire House via his fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tenx10. Claire House said "It's amazing what Ben has achieved in Libby's memory and his fundraising will help to continue our support of children with life limiting illnesses and their families.  We are so proud of Ben!"  Ben is planning to run 11 for 11 next year!