THE family of a former teacher are keeping her memory alive by aiming to raise thousands during a fun walk.

Sarah Cobb, who passed away suddenly in 2013, at the age of 27, was a beloved teacher at Quilters junior school in Billericay.

Now her sister Ruth Napp, along with colleagues at her business, Simply Loos, and staff from the school, will be taking part in John Baron MP’s fun walk next month.

They are aiming to raise a minimum of £2,000 for the memorial garden for Sarah which is in the junior school’s playground.

Ruth, 35, who lives at Langdon Hills, and is the managing director at Simply Loos, a waste management company, told the Echo that her sister’s memory will never be forgotten. She said: “We’re doing the fun walk to keep the memories of her alive. She adored the school and the kids. They adored her.

“We’ve raised over £1,000 in just a week so far.

“The memorial garden is a beautiful memory of her.

“She died suddenly of a blood clot

“We were all so shocked.

“The both of us were inseparable.

“We were in each other’s pockets.

“The staff at the school and the company think it’s really important that we raise money for her garden and we keep her memory alive.”

The money raised by the school and the business will allow the pupils at Quilters junior school to spend a dedicated afternoon every year in the garden, planting vegetables and flowers.

Michael Wade, the headteacher at Quilters Junior School, who will be taking part in the fun walk, added: “We are pleased to be walking alongside Simply in the walk this year.

“It was very kind of Ruth and Simply to ask if they could raise funds for our school and Sarah’s garden.

“Sarah was a superb teacher, who was loved by both her colleagues and pupils. “Participating in the walk this year will be a fantastic way for us to continue to remember Sarah.”

John Baron MP’s fun walk will take place at Barleylands on Sunday, September 8.