Why are you running and what drew you to fundraise for the Hospice?

I am running the London Marathon for the Severn hospice because when my nan, Beryl Merrington was unwell the Hospice staff come out and gave their time and support to help her through the illness and be more comfortable towards the end of her life.

If it is for someone, who they were, what they meant to you, what would they think of you doing this?

I am doing this event in the memory of my nan. I would like to think she would be proud of me for doing the London Marathon to raise money for the charity. She passed away from cancer last year and towards the end of her life she was supported a lot by the team at the Severn Hospice. The team where always helpful, kind and supportive. They did a lot to make sure she was looked after and had everything she needed.

What are your biggest fears or anything you need to overcome?

My biggest fear is not being able to finish the event.

What do you want to get out of running in this amazing world-renowned event?

Be able to tick it off my bucket list of events to do and to finish the event. I also want to experience the world know support an atmosphere of the spectators and people taking part. I have done running events in the past doing everything from 5km to ultra marathons.

What support are you getting from family / friends?

Family are helping me with some of the fundraising and support with training.

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