Kids running in Mum’s memory

Cathy’s Crew has raised over $4500 for cause

READY TO RUN: Preparing for the Mother’s Day Classic are (back, from left) Josh Naish, Elisha Barry, John Haddrick, Mick Naish, Mike Fitzsimons, (middle, from left) Tegan Mayberry, Chris Haddrick, Josie Fitzsimons, Maddie McBain, (front, from left) Nikki Ottrey and Sam Naish. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

HONORING their Mum by competing in the Mother’s Day Classic this weekend will be a reflective time for Josh, Sam and Mick Naish, along with those participating in their 50-strong team.

After their mother Cathy sadly lost her seven-year battle to breast cancer in March this year, the siblings have taken inspiration from their loss to join together to raise money and awareness of the disease.

Sam has organised a group of 50 participants for their team, “Cathy’s Crew”, consisting of their partners, their Mum’s sister, as well as their close friends and family members.

The Mother’s Day Classic is a national fun run event which has been held for more than 15 years, with all capital cities and further regional centres conducting the event across Australia, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer.

The family and “Cathy’s Crew” participants have raised more than $4500 in a few short weeks, through donations and sponsorship from family and friends via Facebook and their online fundraising pages.

Participating in the run hasn’t been on the mind of Ms Naish or her brothers for long, having only organised their team in the months since their mother’s passing.

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