I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 8 October, raising money for Bowel Research UK. As many of you will know, I am not one to run… I’ll happily do a lot of burpees or throw my body around during an F45 workout or a Hyrox competition. But running has never been my thing and therefore I wanted to take on a challenge that truly pushed me out of my comfort zone all for a worthwhile cause.

We very sadly lost my Aunty Dina to bowel cancer in July 2022 - just 2 months before my husband, Mike, and I got married and her absence on our big day was a big one. Dina was the rock of our family - mother, grandmother, aunty, sister, friend and so much to all the people who’s lives she touched and was apart of. Her diagnosis was a swift one and we had less than 6 months with her. I want to raise money for a cause that will hopefully give families like ours the chance to have more time with their loved ones.

Bowel Research UK is a national medical research charity dedicated to funding new treatments and potential cures for bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and other bowel disorders. The charity’s goal is to save lives while also enabling people living with chronic bowel conditions to enjoy a much better quality of life.

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Name: Royal Parks Half Marathon 2023

Date: 8th October 2023

Fundraising target: £750

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