THE family of a South Tyneside father who was stabbed to death days before Christmas have been raising charity cash in his memory.
David Charlton was killed as he made his way home along Stanhope Road, South Shields, with his fiancée Kirsty Claughan on December 22.
His death devastated his family, who were supported through their ordeal by the Glen Corner Trust – which was set up in memory of murdered schoolboy Glen Corner in 2006.
In September, charity trustee Mark Wood took part in the Great North Run.
Mr Charlton’s family set about helping to raise sponsorship for the 38-year-old as a way of showing their gratitude to the trust.
David’s sister Gemma Charlton, who will next year take a position on the board of trustees, said: “Mark ran with a picture of David on his T-shirt and he really did us proud.
“This past year has been really hard for all of us, but the help and support we have received through the Glen Corner Trust has really helped us.
“The cash raised for the Glen Corner Trust is our way of saying thank you.”
A total of £1,072 was raised for the trust, which aims to provide help and support to families affected by knife crime as well as raise awareness of its devastating effects.
Mr Wood, said: “What David’s family has done is amazing and is really appreciated by the trust.
“We rely on donations and this will go a long way to helping us continue the work we do.”