Going the extra miles to support Tommy’s

KETTERING. RUNNER'Runner Ben Goodman will be taking part in Milton Keynes marathon and Silverstone half-marathon to raise cash for Tommys, in memory of his neice Caitlyn who died.

KETTERING. RUNNER'Runner Ben Goodman will be taking part in Milton Keynes marathon and Silverstone half-marathon to raise cash for Tommys, in memory of his neice Caitlyn who died.

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One gruelling marathon is hard enough for most runners, but one man is going one step further and doing one and a half.

Ben Goodman, 26, is training hard before taking on the Silverstone half marathon in March and then the Milton Keynes marathon in April.

The nursery worker is taking on the near 40-mile challenge in memory of his niece who died before birth three years ago.

Mr Goodman’s sister Emma Goodman, also from Kettering, had a stillborn baby called Caitlyn.

He hopes to raise £1,000 for Tommy’s, a pregnancy information charity.

He said: “When Caitlyn died I really wanted to do something in her name to help.

“The incident devastated the whole family, espcially my sister and her partner.

“Its the worst thing that can happen – you look forward and prepare for a baby which never comes.

“I remember just thinking I wanted to do something to help so things like this do not happen again.”

Mr Goodman, who attended Brooke Weston CTC in Corby, is calling on other people to support him.

Tommy’s funds medical research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Mr Goodman said: “It is a really good charity which is working hard on research to stop future miscarrages and stillbirths.

“Anything which can be done is a positive.

“I’ve only been running for six months but I really hope I can do these two races and raise some cash.

“I’d urge anyone to help.”

Anyone who wants to donate can text beng98 and the cash amount to donate to 70070.