Team colours in memory of Kate
Thursday 10th July 2014 15:03 Denton & Audenshaw News Posted by Becky Cahill

Corey Davies Mitchell Davies and Matthew Livesey at the Colour Run (2)

A Tameside family have raised thousands of pounds in special memory of their precious daughter.

The Livesey family from Audenshaw, have so far raised more than £3,500 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, after they tragically lost nine-year-old Kate from suspected Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

Kate’s mother, Suzanne said: “Kate was only in hospital for two days but everyone there was fantastic and she was really well cared for.

“We wanted to raise money to go to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit specifically because of how good the care we received from them was.”

Suzanne, along with Kate’s father Dave and 14-year-old brother Matthew, took part in the Manchester Dulux Colour Run at the weekend in memory of Kate, to continue raising funds.

Matthew, a Year Nine pupil at Audenshaw School, said: “Manchester wasn’t just red and blue on Saturday, but orange, purple and pink,  as I ran the Dulux Colour Run for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

“I did it in memory of my little sister Kate and was joined by 11 members of my family and friends in running the colourful 5k, and we called ourselves Team Kate.

“We chose this run in particular because my little sister loved being loud, messy and fun.

“It was a great representation of her life and personality and it became a good way of giving back to the care unit that looked after her.

Matthew added: “We travelled by tram with other colour runners.

“When I arrived at the Etihad Stadium the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as the grounds were filled with people from every age and walk of life.

“In the race runners got covered in paint at different coloured stations. By the end of it our bodies were a multi-coloured mess!

“I thought that everyone had an enjoyable day and took part in a successful race. I’m glad that it was more about having fun and enjoying the sunny day.”

Matthew added that he was very proud to announce that Team Kate had managed to raise more than £1,000 thanks to the generosity of teachers, students, family and friends.

Suzanne, who works at Job Centre Plus in Hyde, added: “The sun was shining and we all had loads of fun. Kate would have loved it. She would have been in the middle of it all – that’s what she was like.

“Last time I checked, we had £890 on our JustGiving page and there’s Gift Aid on top of that.

“I held a fundraising night at work and £2,600 was donated at Kate’s funeral.

“She was a member of a few clubs including a kickboxing club and a swimming club and everyone has been giving freely. It’s been unbelievable.”

Kate sadly passed away on February 7 this year.

Her family wish to thank everybody for all the support and donations they have received.

If you would like to donate to their cause you can visit www.justgiving.com/suzannelivesey

Kate Livesey (Matthews sister) (2)