Martha takes on challenge to honour dad killed in Brewood tractor crash

The daughter of a Staffordshire psychologist killed in a crash while cycling has taken on a lung-busting challenge.

Martha Norris will be doing the challenge in memory of her father Rick, who died in May after being hit by a tractor while cycling
Martha Norris will be doing the challenge in memory of her father Rick, who died in May after being hit by a tractor while cycling

Martha Norris will be running three miles every three hours over a 33-hour period to raise funds for MIND and to pay tribute to her father Rick.

Mr Norris died after a crash with a tractor while out cycling on the Chillington Estate in Brewood on May 25.

The 61-year-old father of three was a chartered psychologist who had written several self-help books.

Martha said: "It's been a tricky time as we're still in grieving for him and, during these times, it's been more restrictive with limited numbers at the funeral.

"You do lost a lot of the personal support because everyone has it in their minds to keep social distancing, so it has been very difficult."

The challenge will see Martha run around her village of Wheaton Aston from July 5 to July 6, taking in day and night running sessions.

The 21-year-old said she had decided to do the run for MIND to help her cope with the loss of her father.

She said: "I have a very personal connection to mental health as I've received many years of counselling myself, so it's something I'm very passionate about raising money for.

"This is also about the fact that I want to keep my father's legacy of looking after people right at the forefront, so it's really to honour his time on this earth.

"It was his life's calling to help people with mental health and I know he was always proud of me, even when I messed up, so it makes me happy to do this for him."

To donate to Martha's run, go to uk.gofundme.com/f/bemindfuldad

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