Mid­wife, 29, tack­les her first marathon for baby char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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