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Chesterfield man to run New York marathon in memory of his daughter

A Chesterfield man who lost his daughter to cancer a decade ago will this weekend be running the New York marathon in her memory

David Trickett is raising cash for the teenage cancer trust, which provides relaxed environments for youngsters going through treatment.

He explained why he's decided to travel across the atlantic to carry out his latest challenge: "It's 10 years this year since Kimberley passed away. I've done London three times and I've done the Great North Run eight times.

"But I think with it being the 10th year I just wanted to do something different and make as much money as I can for the Teenage Cancer Trust."

David also told us the charity's unit at Weston Park in Sheffield has helped a number of youngsters in our area through their treatment: "It's not like being in a hospital. It is more of a teenage-friendly situation. You've got TV's, PlayStations, a social room with a jukebox so it isn't putting them too much into a hospital environment."

You can donate towards David's marathon effort here

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