THE family of a young man who passed away following a tragic car accident have donated their sponsorship money from a charity run in his memory.
The family and friends of Stephen Hallam, who died in a car accident in November of last year, took part in the Catton 10k run in his memory.
They raised money through sponsorship for Help for Heroes and for the Critical Care Unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where Mr Hallam was cared for as he fought for his life.
Final figures raised by the family and friends running team were £1,261.50 for Help For Heroes and £1,663.50 for the Critical Care Unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Denise Cotterell, Stephen’s aunt, said: “Through organ donation, Stephen saved the lives of three other people which made us so incredibly proud of him.
“We decided we really had to do something to continue his legacy.
“We decided that our continuing fundraising efforts would be firstly for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for their PET CT Scanner and the Critical Care Unit.
“The medical staff in CCU were absolutely amazing with the care they gave to Stephen during his brave battle.
“It only felt right that we should do our very best to repay them.
“Secondly, we wanted to choose a charity that Stephen would have donated to and, therefore, chose Help For Heroes as this was a charity close to his heart and one he supported.”