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Rodborough girl to run in Marathon for deaf and blind charity

Jenny West aged 22 to run her first marathon to raise money for sense the deaf-blind charity

Wednesday 15 March
Rodborough girl to run in Marathon for deaf and blind charity

Editor - March 15 at 09:00

A 22 year old girl from Rodborough is running the London Marathon to raise money for a blind and deaf charity called Sense. Jenny West will attempt to run 26 miles for the first time, a challenge she is fully aware could push her to the limit. She said: “I am nervous about taking part in the marathon but it will be an incredible experience knowing I have helped deaf/blind adults and children who may not ever have the opportunity to run a marathon themselves. “I will be doing this for them and this will be my motivation to cross the finish line.” Jenny has been putting in the hours of training and has received plenty of help from friends and family. “I have prepared myself with a week of short to medium runs with a long one on a Sunday. “I have got huge support from my stepdad Fraser Withey who has been helping me train as he has done a London Marathon previously. “My dog Nellie has been keeping me company in training as well.” Through generous donations from friends and family, cake sales and other activities Jenny has already managed to raise £1236.34 out of a target of £1500.
To donate to Jenny’s cause visit here 
Source:Stroud News

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