Mum proud of family’s efforts in Race for Life

Becky Blunsom-Watson with her children Lily and Oscar, who did the Race for Life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer NNL-150622-144157001
Becky Blunsom-Watson with her children Lily and Oscar, who did the Race for Life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer NNL-150622-144157001

A brother and sister took part in the Race for Life in support of their mother.

Princethorpe Foundation siblings Lily and Oscar Blunsom-Washbrook took part in the Kempton Racecourse 10K for their mum, and Princethorpe College art teacher, Becky.

Diagnosed with breast cancer at the start of the year, Becky is now on the road to recovery. The Race for Life was the perfect opportunity for her family to mark the completion of her radiotherapy treatment and also to say thank you for the care she has received.

Neither Oscar, 11, or Lily, 14, had ever run so far. Taking part with cousins and aunts they raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Becky said: “It’s not the sort of circumstances you’d ever wish to see your own children taking part in one of these events, but I’m so proud of what they’ve done and so grateful to everyone who has supported me along the way.”

Earlier in the year her colleagues Celia Scott and Anila Patel raised more than £400 for the same cause by completing a PrettyMuddy challenge, and English teacher Helen Pascoe-Williams completed the Nottingham Outlaw Half IronMan, raising £736.