A Clitheroe nurse and her colleagues are training and fund-raising hard in preparation to run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.
Trish Wardle, a staff nurse in the treatment room at Clitheroe Health Centre, along with colleagues GP Dr Will McKean and Castle Medical Group secretary Sue Monks, are preparing for the 26-mile run on Sunday, April 26th.
Trish, who has been a nurse in Clitheroe for 32 years said: “I have chosen to run for Galloway’s Charity for the Blind as they need to raise £850,000 a year to help local blind and visually impaired people. As a smaller charity, they really need help in trying to raise funds to continue to provide specialist equipment, advice and outdoor activities. I’m aiming to raise in the region of £1,650.”
Trish’s colleague Sue Monks, who formerly served in the army, is running for her chosen charity The Royal British Legion.
Sue, who has worked at the health centre for 13 years and recently raised more than £1,500 at a Bingo night for family and friends at West Bradford Village Hall, commented: “The British Legion do an amazing job and the charity has always been a cause close to my heart having been a serving member of the armed forces.”
l To donate, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SusanMonks or http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PatriciaWardle