Mum signs up for Sunderland City 10k in memory of beloved Chloe and Liam

Lisa Rutherford is the mum of Chloe who, alongside her boyfriend, Liam Curry, tragically lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017. 7 years later to the month, Lisa is taking on the Sunderland City 10k in memory of the young couple, and to raise money for the charity their families set up in their honour, the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.

Liam was studying a sports degree at Northumbria Uni, and Chloe was passionate about performing arts, so the core mission of the charity is to ‘inspire and support others to achieve and reach their full potential through the love of sport and performance.’ Their work includes assisting young people with costs for auditions, exams, coaching qualifications, equipment, or travel expenses, at the beginning of their career in sport and performance.

Lisa will be participating in the Sunderland City 10k on the 12th May with Chloe’s Head of Year at the time, Dave Gibson from her school, Harton Academy. Dave will be pushing Lisa’s wheelchair through the whole course through the city centre, and supporters will be en route to cheer on the pair. “It is a privilege and an honour to be able to push Lisa around the Sunderland 10K course,” says Dave. “Both Chloe and Liam were amazingly talented kids who were taken from the world far too soon.”

“The Trust has helped so many young talented people to further their passion, it’s amazing that the families have such strength to continue to achieve something so positive out of such adversity.”

“I feel very humbled to be asked to do this by Lisa. I am looking forward to getting out there and raising money for the Chloe and Liam Trust.”

We wish Lisa and Dave all the best for their run, and to read more about the inspiring work the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, visit their website: