mum raises over £3000 for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
questioned on how she felt having completed the London
Marathon last Sunday Kate replied:
loved it, had a fantastic day, no blisters, no 'wall',
saw the family supporting and could walk the next day.
whole thing, the training, link with the hospital, support
from family and friends, the actual run and the buzz
of London on Sunday was superb" was Kates first
reaction to her completeing her first marathon race."
decided that in her 40th year she would run her first
marathon and true to her word she will be running on April
13th. She will be running the Flora London Marathon 2003
to raise much needed funds for the local charity The
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
was one of twenty participants in this year's London Marathon
which have raised approximately £35,000 for the Royal Hospital
for Neuro-disability, a national medical charity, based in
Putney. The marathon team included five members of hospital
staff and a relative of a patient. The fastest member of the
hospital team was Alastair Bailey who completed the 26.2-mile
course in an official time of 3hrs 10min 34secs.
Hospital fundraiser, Rachel Jones, who co-ordinated the hospital's
marathon team said: "Congratulations to all our runners, they've
done a great job and everyone at the hospital is very proud
of them. Over the past few months, I've been really impressed
by the dedication shown both to training and fundraising.
The hospital relies on public support to continue our work
so we appreciate all the efforts of the runners and their
supporters. They have been brilliant!"
is not too late to support the runners, you can still send
donations to London Marathon, c/o Rachel Jones, Fundraising
Department, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill,
Putney, SW15 3SW. Print off the attatched