A teacher ran a marathon for her cousin and godfather, who died last year.

Lucy Jayne Cordey supported Rossendale Community First Responders by running in the Manchester Marathon for her cousin, Ryan Cordey.

Mr Cordey was 44 when he died in shocking circumstances in November last year.

He collapsed at his home in Waterfoot.

Two Rossendale CFRs and an ambulance tried to save him, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Mr Cordey was a talented baker who won many national awards from a young age.

He was known in the community as he worked at the family run bakery, Cordey's.

The baker trained as a chef at Accrington and Rossendale College in the 90s and in 1992 made an impact at Cordey’s.

Recently he had developed his own take on breads and health foods, leading to nationwide contracts.

The Cordey family asked that donations in lieu of flowers for Ryan’s funeral be made to the team.

This raised £1,340 which purchased a much needed new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for one of their CFR kits.

Lucy, formerly from Rossendale, now lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, where she is a primary school teacher.

She decided to raise funds for Team Rossendale on her Just Giving page, aiming to raise £500.

She more than doubled that figure and presented a cheque to the team.

Lucy said of her run: "In order to get ready for the marathon I stepped up my training at the gym and as I lead the cross county group in our local Shrewsbury schools – the pupils as well pressurised my preparation.

"After the marathon I discovered aches and pains my body never knew."

However all our family are overwhelmed by the support which I received and really pleased with the outcome for the CFRs.’

Lucy became aware of the efforts of the team’s sister group, Community Defibs for Rossendale, to facilitate installation of Community Public Access Defibrillators in the Valley.

She decided to use the money she had raised to install one at The Whitaker in Rawtenstall. This is now in progress and we are hoping Lucy and her family will be able to come up to see the installation very soon.

Mr Cordey left behind his wife Kath, children Hannah, 17, and Joe, 13, and brothers Anthony, Brendan, Francis and Patrick.