Royston runner made patron of charity helping sudden cardiac death victims after raising thousands

PUBLISHED: 12:32 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:40 08 July 2015

Julie Calvert, here after the London Marathon with Nicola's mother Julie, was made charity patron.

Julie Calvert, here after the London Marathon with Nicola's mother Julie, was made charity patron.

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A woman who raised more than £5,000 for a charity that researches the cause of sudden cardiac death has been made a patron.

Julie Calvert was made a patron of The Nicola Emmerson Trust for all her hard work running the London Marathon.

A further £1,000 was raised by the Royston Runners, and a cheque was presented to representatives from the charity at a barbecue.

Car sales company Reed Autos also raised almost £200 for trust when it held a car wash at the end of June.

At a separate event, family members and friends from the charity walked alongside 1,700 people who had lost a loved one to sudden cardiac death at the Heart of London Bridges Walk.

The charity raises money for research into sudden cardiac death at Papworth Hospital.

To find out more about the trust, and how to fundraise or donate, visit www.thenicolaemmersontrust.co.uk.

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