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Lucy Cova set to smash target for fundraising run in memory of Charlie

One of Charlie’s friends is set to smash her fundraising target while running Britain’s Ocean City Marathon.

Lucy Cova has already secured more than 50% of the money she intends to make for the Charlie Watkins Foundation (CWF), which falls under the umbrella of the Essex Community Foundation, who provide charitable and financial oversight over the CWF.

“Charlie Watkins was a dear friend of mine who will remain in my heart forever,” Lucy said on her JustGiving page. “Together we shared memories which I will never forget and everyday I wish we could have created more. I am running this half marathon in memory of Charlie and would be extremely grateful for your support.”

The marathon will be taking place on 20th May 2018. You can donate to Lucy through her JustGiving page here.

I met Charlie on holiday in Portugal when we were both 16. We became close friends very quickly and would spend the entire summer holidays together every year.

One of my favourite memories was when my sisters and I hosted a drinks party at our house in Portugal and both Charlie and Harry were invited. They both ended up staying all night long, dancing around with my entire family! We eventually had to book a taxi for them to go home at about 4am!” – Lucy Cova