A YOUNG woman is keeping a promise she made with her boyfriend to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity that supported him before he lost his fight with Leukaemia.

Angus Oakey, from Shipston was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in January 2015. He was sent to the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for treatment. He was supported there by ClicSargent the charity for children and young people with cancer. He went into remission and was home to celebrate his 18th Birthday in August 2015. In the September he returned to Sibford School to continue his A levels and whilst there met Emily Stewart.

Angus’ grandmother Val Lake said. “He explained to Emily how when he was really well his aim was to run in the London Marathon for ClicSargent, the charity that had supported him and our family throughout his treatment. Emily and Angus became friends and agreed that together they would run in the London Marathon. Sadly Angus’ leukaemia returned in January 2016 and he lost his fight and died on March 23 2016.”

“Emily is keeping her promise and running on her own in this year’s Marathon on the ClicSargent team.”

Mrs Lake said: “Angus had a lovely personality, there was lots of laughter. He was full of fun.”

Emily Stewart said: “He was a phenomenal young man who brought happiness and laughter to everyone he met.”

“I will be running for ClicSargent, a superb charity that does not get enough recognition for the outstanding work they do. They work with families with young people with cancer to reduce the burden a diagnosis brings. They provide day to day support for the fear and confusion a diagnosis brings, because day to day life doesn’t stop when you have cancer."

“They offer finical support to families, a study published that on average cancer costs £600 per month, this soon adds up. Through offering support, they can reduce this particular bur-den.

To support Emily visit justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-stewart14