A DETERMINED mum has conquered a punishing challenge to keep her teenage son's memory alive.

Winsford mum Louise Hallwood, has completed 100 squats a day with a 20kg on her shoulders - 3,100 throughout May - with best friend Vicky Whalley, 42.

The mum-of-four was distraught when her 12-year-old son Cason, who had a peanut allergy, died suddenly on Christmas Day from anaphylactic shock.




The 39-year-old has raised £2,180 for the Anaphylaxis Campaign, the only UK wide charity supporting the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

Family and friends joined in the final exercise session outside her Wharton home on Bank Holiday Monday as she reached her ambitious target.

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Family and friends join Louise as she completes her final 100 squats

"We all did it in synch," said Louise. "My mum Helen, who has bad hips, and other people who have health concerns all completed it with me.

"Not one person didn't do 100 squats. Even my little nieces and nephews did it.

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Louise Hallwood and Vicky Whalley complete their final 100 squats

"We counted down loudly for the final 10.We were all clapping and cheering. My sister Vanessa Barry baked cakes and sold them and my niece Kyah Hallwood organised fireworks.

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Family and friends decorated the house with balloons and baked cakes

"When we finished me and my best friend gave each other the biggest hug ever. We were in floods of tears, it was so emotional."

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Louise is grateful for all the support from the local community.

"I am overwhelmed with everyone's generosity, time and effort," she said. "I think of Cason every minute of every day. I need to do something in his honour to raise awareness of this silent killer.

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Louise treasures this picture of Cason taken last year

"I'm doing this to keep his memory alive."

Balloons will be released on Friday as a plaque is placed on a tree in Wharton Rec, where Cason died after spending Christmas Day with his brothers twins Cowen and Corley, 18, and Caiden, 13.

Louise and her family are also planning to compete the 12.5 mile Wirral Coastal Walk in August to raise more funds for this charity.