Cathy Fenn From Pony Club HQ To Run In London Marathon
Fenn who works for The Pony Club HQ at Stoneleigh, where she is
responsible for the website, the organisation of the many Championships
as well as for the disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and Tetrathlon,
is taking up the challenge to run the London Marathon to raise much
needed money for The Anthony Nolan Trust after one of her work colleagues
died from Leukaemia.
32, became aware of The Anthony Nolan Trust and its work Sophia
Hopkinson who worked for British Eventing, was diagnosed with leukaemia
and had a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately Sophia died in 2001
but Cathy was inspired by her courage and decided to achieve a dream
by running the marathon and raising lots money as well.
said My target is to raise £2000. The training schedule
has been exhausting and the early dark mornings through the winter
have left me doubting my sanity! All my friends are helping me by
handing out sponsor forms and I have a few web pages at www.pcuk.org/_pc/marathon
and www.justgiving.com/cath On Sunday 2nd March I took part in a
half marathon at Silverstone and so I know that the full distance
will be a real challenge!
Hayward, Area Manager for the Trust says that every year The Anthony
Nolan Bone Marrow Trust receives thousands of requests from children
and young adults whos only hope of survival relies on them
receiving a bone marrow transplant.
the Trust has a register of over 328,000 potential donors, their
aim is to add as many new prospective donors to the register as
possible. It costs £50 to fully tissue type each new volunteer
and the Trust receives no Government funding whatsoever, all their
revenue comes from the generosity of the general public and organisations
who support the Trusts work.