STUDENTS from a school in Wealdstone have pledged to take part in a charity run in memory of a parent who died from cancer.
Year 11 pupils at The Sacred Heart High School for Girls have entered a Santa Dash organised by St Luke's Hospice to pay tribute to fellow student Etain O'Shea's mother, Bernie, who lost her battle with liver cancer two weeks ago.
Mrs O'Shea spent her last days in the care of the hospice.
Kate Egan, best friend to Etain, described Mrs O'Shea as 'full of life, always up for a laugh and a genuinely lovely person who was a fantastic listener'.
"People always went to her for advice and she will be sorely missed."
Mrs Quinn, a teacher at the school, added: "We have raised £250 so far and the Salvatorian College is also taking part. We hope as many people as possible will join in the fun to raise thousands of pounds for the hospice."
The pupils decided to enter after learning their year nine counterparts would also be involved in the event, which takes place at 11am on Sunday, December 6.
Hundreds of people will wear Santa Claus costumes to run, jog or walk the two-anda-half mile round trip from The Red Brick Café in Wealdstone.
Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s and the fee includes the Santa suit, along with a finishing medal.
For further information, visit www.stlukes-hospice.org .