Rebecca Beard, marketing and events executive at Software of Excellence, has more reasons than most to want to succeed in this year’s London Marathon
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 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BexxLondonMarathon or to donate £1 just text BEXX47 to 70070.