The mother of murdered teenager Alice Gross will line up at this month's Osterley Park 10K run, which is raising money for the music fund set up in Alice's memory.

Ros Hodgkiss and her husband José Gross founded Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund following the death of their 14-year-old daughter, who was a talented musician.

The Osterley Park 10K, taking place on Saturday June 20, was this week announced as the official race for the fund, which raises money to help disadvantaged youngsters through music.

Ms Hodgkiss, who took part in the race last year, prior to Alice's death, said: "I am delighted the Osterley Park 10K is now the official race for Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund. I am extremely grateful to all those who decide to run on behalf of Alice's fund.

"Alice often teased me about my running, an activity that I took up when I hit 50, but she also encouraged me enormously and I know that she would want me to keep doing it.

"Alice was there when I completed my first 10K run at Osterley last year and she would be proud to see that I am still running."

Alice Gross was a keen and talented musician

Alice, who lived in Hanwell, disappeared last August, sparking the Met's biggest search operation since the 7/7 bomb attacks.

Her body was found hidden in the River Brent on September 30, four days before convicted murderer Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in her killing, was found hanged in Boston Manor Park.

She was a keen musician, writing and singing her own songs, and her parents set up the fund in tribute to the joy she found in music, and to help give other young people the opportunities she had.

The fund has already raised more than £23,000 for the National Foundation for Youth Music, which supports over 400 music projects around the country for children and young people in challenging circumstances, including those with disabilities or mental health issues.

Osterley 10K organiser Kelvin Walker, who is the event director of Ealing Half Marathon CIC (Community Interest Company), said: "Many runners will recall the huge efforts of the local community to help out with the search for Alice last August.

"We hope that they will support Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund as a fitting tribute to her. In doing so, they will be supporting many disadvantaged children and young people who would otherwise miss out on the kind of music-making opportunities Alice enjoyed."

Ms Hodgkiss is also planning to walk the 50km Thames River Ultra Challenge this September, with her daughter Nina Gross, in aid of the Missing People charity.

A free concert dedicated to Alice, at which her friends will be among those performing, will take place in Boston Manor Park on Sunday (June 7).

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