The family and friends of a little girl who died suddenly at just ten years old are tirelessly fundraising in her memory to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for giving her parents a place to stay close to her hospital bedside.

Nine people, including dad,Dom Todd and brother Jake, will take part in the Great North Run on September 8 to raise money and awareness for the trust through the charity Smile for Miley.

Smile for Miley was set up following her tragic death last year after she suddenly became ill with headaches and nausea.

Miley, a pupil at Allonby Primary School, was admitted to West Cumberland Infirmary where her condition rapidly deteriorated and within a day was rushed to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, two hours from home,for brain surgery which tragically failed to save her life.

While Miley was treated at the RVI, her family were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity gave her parents, Dom and Lesley, a place to stay at its Crawford House which is located just a few minutes’ walk from the children’s ward.

The couple said Crawford House and the charity had been a tremendous help: " Knowing there was somewhere to get a bit of sleep meant we could totally focus on Miley."

"Crawford House truly is a godsend, something every family needs to have when their child is in hospital which is why we’ve been fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust." A

Running the GNR with Dom and Jake will be Miley's uncle Matthew Todd and close friend Garry Mounsey, cousins Matthew and Tia Pullin and their partners Jessica Penrice and Jake Waldock and Godfather Gavin Manchester. Cheering them on along the route will be Miley’s siblings, Sam, Trafford and Talia Todd.

It costs s£20 to support one family for one night at Crawford House and the charity is totally dependent on charitable donations.

To donate to ‘Smile for Miley’s’ fundraising page visit or go to and for further information about The Sick Children’s Trust, go to