Fiona’s race in memory of dad

Fiona Curry of Pickhill near Ripon
Fiona Curry of Pickhill near Ripon

A hairdresser is to take part in her third triathlon in a bid to raise more funds in memory of her father.

Fiona Curry, 31, who lives in Pickhill, near Ripon, is doing the Brownlee Triathlon at Harewood House on Sunday, September 21, where she will swim 750m, cycle 26km and run 5.5km.

She is raising funds for the charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research after losing her father, Geoffrey, aged 64, to leukaemia –a form of blood cancer – in 2006.

The event, organised by Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, will be Miss Curry’s third and toughest triathlon.

So far she has raised £2,500 for charity by doing a triathlon and a sponsored 100km cycle ride and holding a “cut-a-thon” at her salon.

“Since I lost my dad eight years ago, I changed how I look at life,” said Miss Curry, who co-owns Hairport in Thirsk. “If what I do helps to raise money for this worthy charity, then it’s worth the pain-staking training programme I put myself through.

“I want to give something back to the charity for their research into new ways of beating blood cancer. My dad tried several drugs but he became immune to them. If what I am doing will help just one person, it will have been worth it.”

Miss Curry, who is aiming to raise at least £500 from the Harewood event, can be sponsoredat her fund raising webpage