Family in line for award after raising 19416310000 for charity 2009: Involved Meet

Family in line for award after raising 19416310000 for charity

Get involved MEET the remarkable Lilleys, who put the family fun into fund-raising.

The Birmingham family have, between them, raised more than &pound10,000 for charity, by running, cycling, swimming and climbing more than 1,500 miles. And that&rsquos just their major charity projects, not even counting all the raffles, parties and coffee mornings. Now their community spirit could see them crowned the UK&rsquos Family of the Year today. Social worker Kate said she had always encouraged her children, teachers Richard, 25, and 23-year-old Sarah, to become involved in fund-raising. Her husband, software engineer Graham, 55, is their support during major challenges such as cycling the length of the UK. Even Kate&rsquos 85-year-old mother, Cath, cheers the family on from her wheelchair.

&ldquoIt&rsquos just something we do, we don&rsquot think about it being anything special or different. Fund-raising can be such fun. Sarah and I have always done the women-only 5km Race For Life since it started in Birmingham in 1995.

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