A BROTHER and sister from Wakefield are going the extra mile to raise awareness of a disease that claimed the life of their sibling.
Lauren Crawley, 33, and brother Liam, 27, from Stanley, will run the London Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK after their sister Danielle died in 2009.
Danielle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old and died after suffering seizures and respiratory failure, at the age of 32.
Lauren has already raised over £4,225 in her sister’s memory by doing the Great Yorkshire Run and Great North Run, as well as the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge with Liam.
She said: “Danielle didn’t give up without a fight. That’s what gives me the motivation to try to raise money for Diabetes UK and raise awareness.
“Not everyone knows how serious diabetes can be, which is why I like to fly the flag for it.”
Lauren and Liam hope to raise around £2,500.
Linda Wood, regional manager for Diabetes UK in the northern and Yorkshire region, said: “All the money raised will go a long way to help us make life better for the 3.8million people in the UK with diabetes and the 7million at high risk.”
To sponsor them, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/laurencrawley.
To take part in the London Marathon for Diabetes UK, visit www.diabetes.org.uk or call 0207 424 1000.