Karen’s marathon ef­fort for kids char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A FIT­NESS coach is run­ning the Lon­don Marathon in aid of char­ity.

Karen Welling­ton, who is from Macclesfield and spends her work­ing time run­ning slim­ming clubs, has taken on the chal­lenge to raise money for the To­gether Trust.

The char­ity sup­ports chil­dren with autism and a range of other be­havioural and learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and dis­abil­i­ties.

She also hosted a char­ity sale in Poyn­ton to add to her fundrais­ing pot. Karen said: “Although I feel ex­cited at the chal­lenge ahead, I must say that I was to­tally un­pre­pared for the amount of time and ef­fort that has gone into the train­ing.

“There have been times when my legs are barely able to go any fur­ther but I have forced my­self to fol­low the train­ing plan, what­ever the weather.

“I have missed out on some of my favourite so­cial events, as the train­ing has taken pri­or­ity, and need to go to work and keep smil­ing when all I feel like do­ing is sleep­ing.

“Please help me reach my tar­get of £1,500 for The to­gether Trust by do­nat­ing a few pounds.

“Each pound will spur me on to the end, help me fight my way through the pain, the brick walls, and the ex­haus­tion to do my best for the char­ity.”

To spon­sor Karen go to ukvir­gin­money­giv­ing. com/karen­welling­ton

●● The pink army were in Mar­ket­place to try and raise aware­ness for this year’s Race for Life

●● Karen will run for the To­gether Trust

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