THE final night of an uncle's month of 5k runs in memory of his beloved nephew takes place this evening (Monday).

Danny Davis lost his nephew, Ramarni Crosby, to knife crime last month.

Ramarni, from Frampton on Severn, was just 16 when he was killed on December 15.

Danny - who has been channelling the grief over Ramarni's death into fundraising for Gloucester's youth - has started something phenomenal.

In the face of such a devastating loss, it's hard to know what to do and how to respond.

Danny just knew he had to do something.

So he decided to run a 5k on the streets of Gloucester every evening this month as a fundraiser "to help youth organisations get kids together and off the street".

And he put out a call, inviting everyone who was able to join the runs and/or make a donation.

The results have been astonishing.

In ever growing numbers, people young and old, fit and not so fit, have come out to join Danny's nightly runs.

The sight of hundreds of people, of all ages and from all walks of life, coming out night after night and running Gloucester's streets in memory of Ramarni is a sight to behold, and is incredibly moving.

So far more than £9,000 has been raised for youth outreach services in the area.

Danny's actions have provided a positive outlet for the strength of feeling about Ramarni and what happened to him, and have helped focus thoughts about what can be done to help the community find a way forward.

This evening - Monday, January 31 - is the final night of Danny's month of 5k runs, and it is expected to be the biggest one yet.

To mark the last run, Gloucester Cathedral will be lit up with blue, and will stay blue until Ramarni's funeral there on February 7.

Gloucester City Councillors who on January 27 agreed a motion to 'develop and instigate plans to adopt a public health approach to the issue of knife crime' will be joining this evening's run.

And Nick Gazzard, who founded The Hollie Gazzard Trust after his daughter Hollie was tragically killed in 2014, will be there to show his support too.

Everyone is welcome to join this evening's run, starting at the Butlers Venue Bar in Eastgate Street at 6pm.

Due to the large turnout expected this evening, a road closure has been organised.

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