A MIDWIFE who has helped deliver hundreds of Huddersfield babies is raising money for research into cot death.
Zoe Russell, 37, has worked for the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust for ten years.
And now she is taking on the mammoth challenge of running the London Marathon to raise funds for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
The mother-of-three said: “Sudden deaths occur at a time which should be so happy. The more research there is then, hopefully, they should become fewer and fewer and as a midwife it seems a natural cause to support.
“Even if I can only help save the life of one baby, all my hard work will be very much worthwhile.”
The Halifax woman is excited about the prospect of her first marathon and is training four times a week to the tunes of Take That.
She is following in the footsteps of her dad who used to regularly run marathons. She will be holding an auction at the Malthouse, Rishworth, on February 24 to raise funds. Tickets include pie and peas supper and entertainment.
To support Zoe or to buy tickets for the auction email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to donate to her cause visit justgiving.com/zoe-russell4fsid or text HAUG83£ followed by the amount to 70070.
For more information visit www.fsid.org.uk