After failing to gain entry in the London Marathon for the past three years, 33-year-old Charlie Green has finally secured a coveted place in the 26-mile long distance running event in 2015.
Charlie, who works as a nursery nurse in Langho, will run to raise money for Wilpshire-based charity Child Action Northwest, where she already devotes some of her spare time as volunteer mentor. She’s been working one-to-one with a 15-year-old girl who lives in a children’s home for the past 12 months.
Charlie was keen to take part in the London Marathon to help raise funds for the children and young people which Child Action Northwest supports.
“I don’t actually do that much running really,” said Charlie.
“My dad and my uncle have done the London Marathon before and every year I’ve always said, I would love to do that.”
The local charity’s Creative Partnerships Manager, Nicola Terry, is now appealing for other runners to support the charity by taking part in the Manchester 10k in May next year : “We’re delighted to have Charlie running in this event for us,” said Nicola. “She is a great ambassador for our work. Child Action Northwest has a small number of free places available for people like Charlie who want to take part in the Manchester 10k, either as experienced runners or novices who are looking for an excuse to get fit and lose weight after Christmas by training in the New Year.’
To find out more about a place contact Nicola on 01254 244700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org