Mum running the Race for Life in memory of her baby daughter

Lisa Northrop (right) who is running the Race for Life with best friend Lisa Crawshaw (left)
Lisa Northrop (right) who is running the Race for Life with best friend Lisa Crawshaw (left)
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A baby girl who died when she was only a day old is the reason these two women are taking part in Halifax’s Race for Life on Sunday.

Leyna-Rose Brayshaw was born prematurely in November 2010 but tragically did not survive.

Her mother, Tracey Northrop from Illingworth in Halifax, wants to take on the charty challenge in the treasured little girl’s memory.

“She’ll always be part of our family,” said Tracey, 25.

“She‘ll always be our first daughter and second child.”

Tracey, who also has a six-year-old son called Joshuah, gave birth to another daughter, Kaisea-Rose in November last year.

Incredibly, it was exactly the same date she had given borth to Leyna-Rose the year before - on November 3.

“We think she was a bit of a miracle,” said Tracey.

Joining Tracey will be running with her friend Lisa Crayshaw. Along with their Race for Life T-shirts, the women will be dressing up as angels, wearing tutus and having their faces painted.

“It’s just a really, really good cause,” she said.

“It’s so great that so many people take part.”

To sponsor Tracey, email her at tracey.northrop@btinternet.com.