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19 April 2011, 12:54
Clophill resident, Carol Graham, 51, put on her running shoes on Sunday to cross the London Marathon finishing line in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Carol, who was running for the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, has never run a marathon before. She says: “I did it! I feel really proud of myself and it’s a great feeling knowing that the money I helped to raise for Leonard Cheshire will go towards such a good cause.”
Victoria Wray, Events Officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability, says: “We are very proud of Carol, who was one of 100 runners who helped Leonard Cheshire Disability to raise well over £150,000. This is a fantastic achievement and it couldn’t have been done without her support.”
Carol volunteers at her local Leonard Cheshire Disability service, Agate House, on Woburn Street, a care home with nursing. She supports the residents to take part in activities such as arts and crafts and accompanies them on trips out.
The volunteer coordinator at Agate House, Julia Keens, says: “We are very proud of Julia for her amazing achievement. She is very well liked at the service, and we really appreciate all her hard work. The residents at Agate House were thrilled to hear about her marathon experience the next day.”
Carol has already raised a more than £2,000 for the charity and is still seeking donations from individuals and businesses. To sponsor her visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CarolGraham