More than 150 walk for Craig and Richard

By Connie Osborne Wednesday 26 March 2014 Updated: 27/03 15:53

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YOUNGSTERS in fancy dress and onesies gathered at Arrow Valley Lake to remember two borough teens.

A total of 163 people took part in the event on Sunday (March 23) in tribute to Craig Prentice and Richard Fellows.

Matchborough resident Craig was just 17 when he passed away in December last year from a cardiac arrest, having spent the previous three years campaigning for defibrillators as part of Redditch Heart Safe following the death of his sister Charlotte.

Richard, aged 15 and from Brockhill, tragically passed away earlier this month after getting into difficulty in the River Arrow near Church Hill.

The walk was organised by Charleey Friar and Lysander Hayes and saw participants doing four laps of the lake in the pair's memory.

Donations of £300 have already been handed in, with a further £1,000 expected to come in through sponsorship, which will be split between the Fellows family and Redditch Heart Safe.

Debbie Wickett, who supported the event, said: "We were expecting close to 100 people so to see that many was just incredible.

"Everyone did so well and put so much effort into it, it really was a credit to those lads."

Craig's dad Robert Underwood added: "We were extremely touched by all the people who turned up and their costumes were brilliant.

"The money will go such a long way and just to see so many people there really shows a lot."

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