On the right track for the London Marathon
Laura Cameron is set to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday 3 October to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice, a charity close to hers and her family’s heart.
Laura has been training for the marathon for nearly 3 months now and is overwhelmed by the support she has received so far. She said, “Thank you so much to everyone who’s already donated. Work colleagues, football mum’s and dad’s, friends and family and also to the anonymous generous people too. It spurs me on and every single penny means so much to me and the hospice.”
It has been a hot few weeks for Laura during her training but it has not stopped her. She has the finish line in her head at all times and every step of her training shows her reaching the end. She is currently on week 6 of her training programme with PT Health Coaching and with the support from her PT, she is on the right track. “I started my plan a few weeks earlier than needed, to allow for birthday celebrations, existing plans, Euros etc. so I’m glad I did as I’m still on track.”
Laura is running the marathon in memory of her sister, Louise Mayoh, who was cared for by the hospice in her final days. Since Louise died, the family have gone above and beyond for the hospice. Laura spoke about what it means doing the marathon in memory of Louise, “This time three years ago, we sadly lost our Louise and not a day goes by when I don’t think of her. Reminiscing, laughing, crying, but also being spurred on with memories to complete the marathon and raise as much money as I possibly can for East Lancashire Hospice.”
Laura’s family and friend have been with her every step of the way with her training programme and have been her personal cheerleaders. “Without the support and patience from my friends and family I don’t know what I’d do. They’ve spurred me on all the way through and always there to rehydrate me after training – mainly with a cold beer.”
Leanne Green, Fundraising and Lottery Lead at East Lancashire Hospice said, “Laura and her amazing family are such dedicated ambassadors of the hospice. They’re always thinking of new ways to raise money and get involved with anything that they can to benefit the hospice. When Laura applied for our Silver Bond place for the marathon we knew she would show so much devotion and do all she can to not only raise much needed funds but also raise the profile of the invaluable care we provide.”
If you would like to support Laura on her London Marathon journey, please donate today - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lauracameronmarathon?utm_id=124