Friends team up for tribute to Jack Yates

Rob Williams and David Greenwood at the Leeds Half Marathon.

Rob Williams and David Greenwood at the Leeds Half Marathon.

Two friends from Queensbury have completed the Leeds half-marathon in memory of their friend, who died last year.

David Greenwood, 22, and Robert Williams, 23, took part in the event as a tribute to Jack Yates, also from Queensbury, who died on a day out at York races after falling off a stand.

Jack’s mum and dad were at the race to cheer the two friends on, who have raised around £1,000 for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Children’s Hospice in Keighley, who Jack had raised money for in last year’s event with his brother Craig.

Robert said: “It was good. I’m a bit sore now but I enjoyed it.

“We did plenty of training for it.

“I think Jack would be very pleased with us.

“I was supposed to do it with him last year but couldn’t make it so I thought it’d be a fitting thing to do in his honour.

“It’s for a really good cause, they do a lot of good work for people.

“We thought it would be a fitting cause considering Jack ran for them last year.”

Robert’s girlfriend Shannen Carroll said: ”I think they did an amazing job.

“Jack would have been really proud of them.

“They put a sponsorship form up in the Old Dolphin pub so they got a lot of money through that, plus they were sponsored at work.

“We’d like to thank everyone who donated and hopefully there’ll be a bigger group who do it next year.”




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