Daddy's Duck Race Wish Comes True
Two young brothers from Chorley will be hosting a charity duck race in memory of their late father, who passed away four years ago.
Bobby Goode, aged seven, and Ted Goode, five, have teamed up with their friend Corey Coggins, four, from Wigan, who also lost his father in 2011. The boys want to use the event to help raise awareness of the illnesses which claimed both men’s lives.
The fundraiser will take place on Sunday 30th June and will be held along the Leeds Liverpool Canal at the Wigan Investment Centre. It aims to raise awareness of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency a disease which claimed Stuart Goode’s life at 36 and Bowel Cancer which took Ric Coggins aged just 33.
The friends, who met through their mothers at the Way Foundation (Widowed And Young) also hope the charity event will help raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, where little Corey Coggins receives support and guidance. The boys have named the fundraiser ‘Daddy’s Duck Race’.
Bobby and Ted’s mother Charlotte and Carrie, Ric’s widow, believe that earlier diagnosis could have prevented or at least prolonged their partners’ lives. Both men died in their 30s and had previously lived healthy lives.