The relatives of a woman who lost her battle with brain cancer have tackled a 10-mile run in her memory, raising more than £1,000 for charity.
Tracy Carlyle Marriott-Lodge, who was born and raised in Rothbury, died on Monday, January 27, aged 47.
On Sunday, her sister Stephanie, nieces Aimee and Brogan, and nephew Charlie, who are all from the Coquetdale village, took on The Bupa Great South Run, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event, which attracts 25,000 people, starts in Southsea and takes runners through Old Portsmouth and the historic dockyard, before finishing on the seafront at Clarence Esplanade.
Aimee Hutton, who is a serving officer in the Army, said: “My aunt was a victim of cancer. But even when she was in serious pain, she still made time to care for others.
“Inspired by her, I wanted to raise some money for a charity that cares for people who are stricken by this disease, by taking part in a challenging event.
“My mother and younger siblings pledged to run the Great South Run and running 10 miles was a huge challenge for all of us, but raising money for such a fantastic course helped to motivate us.”
Tracy was dedictated to helping others. She spent time at the Kazamula Children’s Home, in South Africa, caring for youngsters in need and volunteered to help animals.
She died at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after a long and painful fight with cancer of the brain.
Tracy was buried in Chillingham churchyard on Valentine’s Day. Her husband Peter described her as a wonderful woman.
To help the runners’ fund-raising efforts, visit justgiving.com/hutton-carlyle