Rebecca faces marathon challenge

Having applied to run in aid of numerous charities and been rejected, Becky received an email from Breast Cancer Care offering her a place in this year’s London Marathon, just 88 days before the event itself.

The email arrived at a very opportune moment just days after Becky had received the devastating news that one of her close family is suffering from breast cancer:

'When the email arrived, I just knew I had to say yes. The preparation time isn’t ideal, and I am not expecting to run the fastest time, in fact I will probably be well below average considering I haven't even run for a bus in the last few months, but I am determined to complete the course, even if I have to crawl the last few miles.'

Becky has only a few weeks left to train and raise the £8,800 she has set as her fundraising goal, but with donations being pledged at a rate of £100 per day she is confident of making the target.

'Breast cancer affects so many people and I hope that when I cross the finishing line my efforts will help take a small step closer to finding a cure for this life changing and devastating illness. Together with the support of my family, friends and colleagues I am certain that we can achieve this goal.'

You can help Becky by making any donation, large or small, simply visit or to donate £1 just text BEXX47 to 70070.

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