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Braintree: 'I'll bid to stop others dying the way my mum did'
9:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
A teenage boy whose mum suddenly collapsed and died is taking on a gruelling triathlon in an attempt to save other families from suffering.
Emma Hales, 31, died in hospital of sudden adult death syndrome a week after she collapsed outside Cressing Primary School in November 2010.
The death of the mother-of-four devastated her family, but has inspired her eldest child, Luke Turner, to try and spare others from similar pain.
Luke, 14, was just 12 when his mum died and is raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
On March 30, the Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil and friend Celton Brown, 15, plan to swim a mile at Braintree Leisure Centre, cycle 25 miles from his home in Stubbs Lane, Braintree, to West Mersea and then Colchester, and finally run around a six-mile circuit at Castle Park.
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