A WIDOWER is to run two miles every day for a year to help raise money for a lung cancer research scholarship set up in honour of his wife.

Chris Gatenby will don his trainers every day for 365 days as he attempts to raise £25,000 for a Master’s research student at the University of York.

The scholarship will be dedicated to his wife Georgie, who died of lung cancer last year, aged just 37.

“Georgie always wanted to help others who had been given the same devastating news, but the aggressive nature of her illness prevented her from beginning fundraising. In Georgie’s absence I’ll be stepping forward, daily, to make her wish come true,” said Chris.

The research student supported by the initiative will join the laboratory of Dr Dawn Coverley in the department of biology for a year.

Her group looks at how cancer cells form and is trying to understand the earliest changes that occur allowing cells to become dangerous.

To find out more, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/jog-4-georgie