Midwife, 29, tackles her first marathon for baby charity
A MIDWIFE who took up running four years ago has taken on the London Marathon.
Paula Nimmo, 29, overcame a last minute chest infection to take on the 26.2 mile run the capital.
Paula, of Augusta Drive, Tytherington, took on the challenge for SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
She hopes to raise £600 for the charity.
The cause is close to her heart because she works as a midwife.
Paula said: “I feel passionately about raising money for Sands.
“I have seen the priceless support that this charity offers to families at the most distressing times and would therefore like to raise whatever possible to help them to continue in their much valued work.”
Paula is a member of the Macclesfield Harriers running group.
She has been training twice a week with the running group as well as taking on one or two runs on her own.
She said: “This will be my first marathon, I took up running to feel healthier about four years ago and have been hooked ever since.
“The running group have been a fantastic support and Its always so much easier to run with others, especially when motivation dips on those cold winter days.”
Paula was buoyed by supporters who donated via her online page www. justgiving.com/PaulaNimmo.
Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.
●● Paula Nimmo, from Tytherington