Marathon effort was inspired by mum
A WOMAN raised more than £10,000 for a cancer research charity by running the London Marathon.
Chalfont St Peter based Paula Dorasaimy, 35, ran for Bowel and Cancer Research with her colleague Anna Strebal in memory of her mother, who died from bowel cancer at 54 years of age.
She said: “I was only 17 and I knew immediately and at first hand the truly devastating effect of this disease.”
She added: “I’ve faced some challenging events in my life, but running 26.2 miles was by far the most daunting.
“It was tough going between miles 18 and 21, but crossing Blackfriars Bridge and Tower Bridge was truly memorable.
“And the support from the crowd on the last SEER GREEN: There will be a plant sale on Saturday at the Parish Church Hall.
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PROUD: Paula Dorasaimy at the finish line of the London Marathon three miles was incredible.
“I felt really emotional and proud when I crossed the finish line at 4hrs 10mins, collected my medal and looked around at all the runners who had just come in with me.”