Charity run in Peterborough is a family affair

Craig Stafford with his son, Troy-Lee and daughter, Daisy-May, who will be running together to raise funds for Dementia UK in the Rutland Half Marathon on Sunday 16 September
Craig Stafford with his son, Troy-Lee and daughter, Daisy-May, who will be running together to raise funds for Dementia UK in the Rutland Half Marathon on Sunday 16 September
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Three members of the same family are set to swap their work uniforms for running kits as they get ready to take on a half marathon to raise money for Dementia UK.

Craig Stafford, who works as a store manager at the Central England Co-operative Food Store in Eye, Peterborough, is running in the Rutland Half Marathon on Sunday, alongside his son, Troy-Lee, aged 21, and daughter Daisy-May, aged 17.

Troy-Lee has worked for Central England Co-operative since he was 16 and is a team leader at a store in Loughborough. Daisy-May has worked for the Society since last year as a customer services assistant in Oakham.

Forty-five-year-old Craig hopes to raise funds for Dementia UK, to help fund Admiral Nurses to help families affected by dementia.

Craig said: “We have chosen this charity as it’s one that is meaningful to our family for personal reasons. My dad was unlucky and started to have problems with Alzheimer’s at 48. By the age of 52 it had completely taken over him. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 65.”