Somerset residents lace up their trainers in memory of Ben Crutchley

Almost 100 Somerset residents walked, ran or cycled the Mells 10k in loving memory of Ben Crutchley, raising nearly £6,000 for children and young people with cancer.

The challenge took place through the picturesque Mells Park Estate and there was a fun run for younger children too. Ben’s mum Su Crutchley said: “This is our second Mells 10k and it is wonderful to see it so well supported.

“Anyone and everyone can get involved because you can either run, walk or cycle the stunning route. We hope even more people will join in next year."

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall said: “It is such a wonderful annual occasion, local communities coming together to support the Crutchley family.

"Thank you to everyone who made the day such a success."

In loving memory of Ben

Ben died in February 2012 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011. CLIC Sargent helped support Ben and his family throughout his cancer journey and now they are determined to reach a £1million fundraising goal to help other children and young people with cancer.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall added: “Parents Su and Nige, and brother Luke, work so hard to continuously support CLIC Sargent in Ben’s memory and we are incredibly grateful for their hard work.”

To show your support, please help the Crutchley family raise £1million for CLIC Sargent in memory of Ben by making a donation to the Benny Boy Crutchley fund on their official JustGiving page.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event to support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Worrall on 0117 314 8630 or email: