Sue's marathon effort in memory of husband

A Shrewsbury woman has launched a £20,000 appeal in memory of her husband, a well-know local businessman who died last year.

Sue Murphy, a psychiatrist, is collecting thousands of pounds for the Brain Tumour Charity and will be taking part in one of the world’s greatest races to give the fund-raising campaign a boost.

She is competing in the London Marathon on April 26 as a tribute to her husband Chris, who worked in town as finance director of Windsor Insurance.

He lost his battle with cancer last September at the age of 53 after being diagnosed five months earlier at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with a brain tumour.

“When Chris was ill I derived a lot of support and information from The Brain Tumour Charity which is the largest brain tumour charity in the UK and second largest in the world,” said Sue.

“Brain tumours are the most common cancer killers in the under 40s but there is inadequate funding into research.”

As a result of her personal tragedy Sue has now set up The Chris Murphy Fund within The Brain Tumour Charity and with the help of friends and family she has already raised over £10,000 and would like to double this amount.

“I have entered the in the 2015 London Marathon and am busy training in Shrewsbury and getting sponsors. My target is £3,000 for this event so I’m looking for as much backing as possible,” she added.

Other activities planned to raise money for Chris’s fund include a golf tournament in April, a tennis tournament at Cound Tennis Club on July 5 and an Irish night at the Digbeth Irish Centre in Birmingham on May 15.

Sue’s Just Giving page is www.justgiving.com/Sue-Murphy7

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