A MAN who has raised more than £40,000 in his daughter's memory following her suicide has signed up to another marathon.

Sophie Airey, a former pupil at Kirkbie Kendal School, took her own life in December 2018. She was 29. She was due to run the Northumberland Half Marathon in 2019 but her father, Andy Airey, took her place and raised funds for the Papyrus suicide prevention charity.

Mr Airey, has signed up to run the event again in Sophie's memory while continuing to fundraise for the charity.

It costs Papyrus about £5 to service each call on their helpline.

To donate visit: justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-airey3

"All I would ask you to do is consider the number of times over the last couple of weeks when you’ve raised a glass to wish health & happiness to friends and family," said Mr Airey, "Think about the value of drink in that glass.

"For around the cost of one of those toasts you could help PAPYRUS deal with another call to HOPELINEUK, by donating £5 you could help them save another family from undergoing the excruciating pain and emotional torture we have suffered over the last 13 months."

"You really would be delivering health and happiness."