A YOUNG woman whose best friend died of heart complications is raising money for Harefield Hospital, who provided 'incredible' care over the years.
Twenty four year-old Abigail Huxtable is preparing for the Great South Run, taking place on October 24. She will be running the 10-mile race for her close friend Sian Emily Wood, who died in August after a life-long battle with a congenital heart condition. She was 24.
In a show of gratitude, Ms Huxtable is raising money for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charitable Fund.
She said: "Without the care and expertise of those at the Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Sian would never have led the life that she did. The compassion the staff displayed was incredible. I just want to raise as much money as I can as thanks to the staff who looked after her, but mostly I wanted to do something in her memory."
Ms Huxtable, of Preston, said that she expected to be knackered and emotional at the finishing line, and added: "Sian was my best friend; she was a rock- kind, funny, honest, witty, stubborn, totally without self-pity and full of life. I miss her very much."
Abi has raised over £220 so far. To make a donation, go to http://www.justgiving.com/RunningforSian