Putney mum raises over £3000 for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

When questioned on how she felt having completed the London Marathon last Sunday Kate replied:

"I loved it, had a fantastic day, no blisters, no 'wall', saw the family supporting and could walk the next day.

"The 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."

She 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.

Kate 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.

Royal 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!"

It 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 sponsorship form.

17th April 2003