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Park runners to remember teenager at annual fundraiser in his memory

PUBLISHED: 10:53 20 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:15 20 February 2019

David Acott who died four years ago after suffering with cancer after a liver transplant. A Sheringham Parkrun event is to be held in his memory. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

David Acott who died four years ago after suffering with cancer after a liver transplant. A Sheringham Parkrun event is to be held in his memory. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Football shirts will be donned for an annual charity park run in memory of a teenager who died of a rare form of cancer four years ago.

David's mum Janet Acott will be among those taking part in the charity parkrun in his memory.  Picture: MARK BULLIMOREDavid's mum Janet Acott will be among those taking part in the charity parkrun in his memory. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Sheringham Parkrun will be called David’s Run on Saturday, March 9, in tribute to David Acott, who died on March 11, 2015, aged 17.

David and his mum Janet Acott, who lives in Cromer, took up the weekly run at Sheringham Park in 2012, just months following a liver transplant after suffering from Wilson’s disease - a condition that causes copper to accumulate in parts of the body.

Mrs Acott encouraged people to take part wearing football tops - another sport David loved.

She said: “It will be a chance to remember David and to raise funds for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, who supported the family when it was discovered David had liver disease.”

Meet at the park at 8.45am for a 9am start and there will be refreshments after the run.

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