Runner organises Fundraising Extravaganza to boost money for London Marathon attempt

Laura Blight will be taking on the London Marathon

Laura Blight will be taking on the London Marathon

First published in News

A runner is pulling on her trainers to run the London Marathon 2014 to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Laura Blight, of Warren Road, in Halstead is tackling the 26-mile race to raise money for Cancer Research UK and will also be holding a Fundraising Extravaganza on Saturday. 

Miss Blight, 28, said: “I worked in the head office for the charity for a year so it’s a charity that is really close to my heart and means a lot to me.

“My nan also battled bowel cancer about five years ago, she pulled through and is fine now but a couple of my friends’ parents haven’t been so lucky.

“I’ve done the Race For Life before which is 5km but never anything like this so it is going to be a bit of a challenge."

The event will be held in Great Maplestead Village Hall, which will be packed with stalls featuring crafts, face painting, mini-manicures, raffles, refreshments and Mother’s Day gifts.

Entry fees are £1 for adults, children go free and all proceeds will go towards Cancer Research UK.

The event will be open from 10am until 3pm.

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