Highfields student, Kelsi Pratt, will be taking on a tough running challenge in memory of close family friends who tragically lost their lives in the Tunisian terror attack.
Year 11 student Kelsi will complete the Great Birmingham 10k Run to raise funds for the Smile For Joel charity, which helps families who have become victims of traumatic bereavement.
The charity has been set up in memory of 19-year-old Joel Richards, his uncle Adrian Evans and the teenager’s grandfather, Patrick Evans, who were all killed by Islamic State terrorist Seifeddine Rezgui on a family holiday to Tunisia in 2015.
The fundraising charity was launched by Joel’s mum Suzy along with her 16-year-old son Owen, who survived the horrific ordeal. Money raised will be distributed through Victim Support to help bereaved families.
Kelsi is now hoping to raise funds for the charity by taking part in the Great Birmingham 10k Run on April 30th.
Kelsi’s mother, Louise Brittain, said: “In 2015, we lost three very special people in the Tunisian terrorist attack. This deeply affected our family and to this day we are still are trying to come to terms with what happened on that day.
“In memory of Pat, Ade and Joel a charity was set up by Suzy Evans, my best friend and her son, Owen, who survived that day to raise money for families who have been affected by terrorism and homicide.
“We as a family are heavily involved in fundraising to support the charity and on April 30th Kelsi shall be running in the Great Birmingham 10k marathon with Owen for Smileforjoel.”
For more information about the charity, visit http://smileforjoel.com or donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Owen-Richards2?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Owen-Richards2&utm_campaign=pfp-share