Virtual fundraiser in memory of Katie Ratcliffe

Paul Barnett, brother of Katie Ratcliffe, who died last July following a SCAD, is organising a virtual 5km or 2km walk or run in memory of Katie.

Paul says: “The runs or walks can be at any time of day on Sunday 31 May in a park, local streets or even your back garden.”

Katie was a primary school teacher for 10 years and this virtual event will raise money for Beat SCAD and Friends of Wheelock School (FOWS). 

Paul has set up a Just Giving page. Unfortunately, Just Giving doesn’t allow people to fundraise for two charities on the same page, so it has been set up with the money going to FOWS, however, after the event 50% of the funds raised will be transferred to Beat SCAD.

“We are suggesting a floral theme for the event as Katie loved flowers so hopefully we’ll see lots of flowery selfies,” says Paul.

Paul is in the process of setting up a results system and you will be able to print a race number with Katie’s picture and the charities’ logos. Everyone who prints the race number will wear the number 33, the age Katie was when she tragically passed away