The sister of a man who died from a flesh eating bug is running 5k in his memory.

Nina Thomas is taking part in the Liverpool 5k fun run next month in memory of her brother Ben Smith-Crallan who died from necrotising fasciitis and septic shock from an infected cut.

NF arises most often spontaneously (without prior cause) in people living in the community and often in previously perfect health. Cuts or grazes to the skin may be a source, but such damage may be trivial or may go unnoticed.

Nina said “Ben Smith-Crallan is my older brother who died from the effects of Necrotising Fasciitis on the 15th June 2018. He was only 37 years old.”

“We’re pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and will continue to do so for one reason only. Ben.”

Sister to run race in memory of much loved Southport man Ben