MISSING cruise ship worker Rebecca Coriam’s sister is to run the London Marathon in her honour.
Rebecca, 24, from Guilden Sutton, went missing while on board the Disney Wonder cruise liner off the coast of Mexico in March, 2011.
She had been working as a youth worker and was reported missing when she failed to turn up for her shift and could not be found on board the line, which was situated off the coast of Mexico.
Her sister Rachael, 27, now hopes to raise £6,000 for the Hilton in the Community Foundation in Rebecca’s honour.
“Bex is the main reason I want to run the London Marathon,” she said
“She was really into fitness and always talking about running the marathon for a good cause.
“I think she’d also be very proud of our choice of charity because she was a youth worker and she used to work here at the Doubletree by Hilton Chester Hotel and Spa.”
Rachael works as the supervisor in the brassiere at the hotel.
Her colleagues Robyn Wainwright, 22 and Scott Davies, 28 will join her in running the marathon on April 21.
“Rachael kind of pushed me into it but it’s always something I’ve wanted to do,” said Robyn.
“It’s a massive achievement to run and finish the London Marathon and to run it for a great charity helps with the motivation.”
Rebecca was last seen on CCTV making a phone call in the early hours of Tuesday, March 22, and failed to turn up for her shift at 9am.
The ship was searched but the liner was not ordered back to shore and it was another five days before police were able to go on board.
Last month her mother Ann Coriam climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, to raise money for Victim Support.
To sponsor Rachel and her colleagues go to www. justgiving.com/teams/doubletreebyhiltonchester.