Janette runs the London Marathon for Teenage Cancer Trust
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Janette, who works in Private bookings at Springfield Hospital, took part in this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. After completing two races last year in Bournemouth and Chelmsford, the London Marathon was the final stop on her challenge.
Janette said “Teenage Cancer Trust holds a very special place in my heart. Over 12 years ago my daughter Natalie lost her best friend. His battle began with months of hospital visits and time off school. However, thankfully he was given the all-clear and started to join my daughter back at school. Unfortunately his joy was short lived and his cancer had returned. Watching your daughter struggle is every parent’s worst nightmare…but this was nothing compared to how Ross’ family must have been feeling. Sadly, in May 2006 he lost his battle.”
This year’s marathon was not only the biggest in its history, with over 40,000 runners, but it was the hottest on record. Temperatures reached a scorching 24°C, which was great for its sun-bathed spectators but not so much for the participants. Completing the 26.2 miles in just over 6 hours, Janette commented “I came through with two blisters and one sore calf muscle, so I consider myself very lucky!”
Janette has raised nearly £4,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and said “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that supported me and donated towards a great charity.”
Donations can still be made via Janette’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-janette