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SARAH MILNE Vir­tu­ally run­ning to Florida

Sarah Milne, from Croy­don, is 614 miles into a 4,530-mile vir­tual run from Gatwick Air­port in London to Or­lando Air­port, Florida. She took on the chal­lenge to raise funds for, and show her grat­i­tude to, Caud­well Chil­dren, a char­ity that of­fers hol­i­days to Dis­ney World, Florida, to chil­dren with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses and their fam­i­lies. Sarah’s son, Wil­liam, 12, was born with in­testi­nal fail­ure. He’s un­der­gone over 50 op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing a multi-or­gan trans­plant, af­ter which he de­vel­oped a po­ten­tially fa­tal com­pli­ca­tion called GVHD. That was when Sarah ap­plied for Caud­well’s Des­ti­na­tion Dreams hol­i­day. She, Wil­liam and his sis­ter, Hope, made the trip last De­cem­ber.

Sarah, 46, came up with her Project Gatwick to Florida idea on the plane home. She runs races or just around the block to make up the miles. ‘My plan is to fin­ish the jour­ney by De­cem­ber 2018, when I hope to make the trip to Florida as a vol­un­teer,’ she says. justgiv­ing. com/ fundrais­ing/ run­ningfrom­gatwick­toflorida

LUKE BREMMER En­thu­si­as­tic medal col­lec­tor

Luke Bremmer (49) started run­ning back in 2005 to help him adopt a health­ier life­style. ‘My first race was a lo­cal 3km fun run,’ he says. ‘I en­joyed it so much I set my­self the goal of col­lect­ing 100 medals.’

Luke, from Derby, de­cided to also raise funds and aware­ness for char­i­ties. He joined Shel­ton Strid­ers, his lo­cal run­ning club, and then be­gan tak­ing part in events around the East Mid­lands. In Jan­uary this year he cel­e­brated reach­ing his 100-medal mile­stone. ‘I am now work­ing to­wards 200,’ he says. ‘It’s such a fun way to do some­thing pos­i­tive and sup­port good causes.’

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