Violet Mornington

Runners will be raising money for a local charity at an event this weekend.

Violet Mornington

The 5K family fun run in Alrewas on Sunday (April 19) will raise money for the Violets in Bloom charity, which was set up following the death of Violet Mornington.

The five-year-old had just finished her first year at St Stephen’s School in Fradley in 2013 when she lost her life to a rare blood disorder.

A spokesperson said: “Since then, friends, family and the local community have rallied together to raise both funds and awareness of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, the condition that took her life, and have raised over £20,000 for the Histio Research Trust and Birmingham Childrens Hospital.

“Violets in Bloom has also begun raising funds to build a unique, magical memorial garden for children within the grounds of Lichfield and District Crematorium in Fradley to provide the opportunity for parents to place a memorial, seek solace and connect with their child.”

The 5K will start at Alrewas Cricket Club and people can register before 10am on the day. Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children.

And organisers KP Events are stressing that the event is suitable for everyone.

A spokesperson said: “It’s not just for serious runners – this is also for mums with prams, dads with toddlers and groups running together.

“Personal times are available if you want this but there is no pressure. Just enjoy, have lots of laughs and help us raise money for an exceptional local cause.”

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