Jack Smith, Rob Green, Alex Good, Andy Parsons, Macaulay Luty, Jonathan Crowson & Greg Rowell are running the Leeds 10K to support The Nick Smith Foundation - a charity set up in memory of Jack's cousin Nick.
Nick died aged 38 from Motor Neurone Disease, just 101 days after being diagnosed. He had two young children.
The Foundation was set up by his family and friends and has three aims:
- Supporting research into the disease that took Nick from us – MND, and look at how we can improve the help available for those diagnosed and their families.
- Supporting children who have had to face the death of a parent at a young age – as Nick and his sister faced aged 6 and 4, and now Nick’s children have to face aged 5 and 2.
- Supporting amateur rugby league which played such a significant part in Nick’s life from childhood to adulthood.