College staff member to run marathon in memory of apprentice - The Leamington Observer

College staff member to run marathon in memory of apprentice

Leamington Editorial 19th Apr, 2018 Updated: 19th Apr, 2018   0

THE MOTHER-IN-LAW of a Leamington College student who died following a battle with cancer is taking on the London Marathon in his memory.

Linda Schaedel who works in the college’s arts and performance department, will complete the gruelling 26 miles in tribute to Steve Legge who trained for an electrical installation apprenticeship at the college.

The 22-year-old passed away from head and neck cancer after marrying Linda’s daughter Hannah just 17 days ¬†before.

The staff member has already met her £2,000 target for the Teenage Cancer Trust Рthe only UK charity to provide cancer support and treatment to young people aged from 13 to 24.

The organisation was chosen by Linda’s department as its charity of the year and has received donations and fundraising support from both staff and students.

She said: “Steve received such wonderful care from the Young Person’s Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which is funded by the charity.

“In December 2015 my eldest daughter Hannah married the love of her life Steve Legge. Sadly after just 17 days as husband and wife Steve passed away after a brave three year battle with cancer.

“The care and support he received from the unit was amazing and so I am running the London Marathon and pledging to raise money for such a worthwhile charity.”

Visit to support Linda’s cause further.

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