Thetford teacher to run marathon for Headway after charity helped his mother

Craig Skipp, from Bury St Edmunds, a teacher at Thetford Academy, is running the 2016 London Maratho

Craig Skipp, from Bury St Edmunds, a teacher at Thetford Academy, is running the 2016 London Marathon for Headway, who helped his mum after she was paralysed following a fall at home. - Credit: Archant

A teacher from Thetford is running for a brain injury charity after it provided a ray of light in his mother's last years.

Craig Skipp, 30, a father of two who works at Thetford Academy and now lives in Bury St Edmunds but was raised in Thetford, is running the marathon for Headway after it gave respite care to his mum Julie.

Mrs Skipp attended Headway sessions two days a week before she died at the age of 52 in 2012.

Mr Skipp said the sessions were a highlight of his mother's week after she was paralysed in 1995 after falling down the stairs in her home in Thetford.

'She went there for ten years and the difference it made to her life was massive.


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'Apart from seeing her children and grandchildren, it was the one thing which she enjoyed and became a big part of her life,' he said.

He is hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity and his kit has been sponsored by the Dockerill Group.

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Go to www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/craigskipp to contribute to Mr Skipp's fundraising.

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