A local woman achieved a personal goal when she ran her very first marathon earlier this year. Helen Curtis of Hilton near Bridgnorth decided to take part in the world-famous London Marathon in support of charities who in turn supported her through cancer treatment.
Keen runner Helen found running kept her sane during the intensive regime and, having always watched the gruelling event on TV, she set herself a remarkable target: “I decided to mark my five-year post-cancer mark by running the London Marathon. I wanted to raise money for Breast Cancer Now for the amazing work that they do in finding life-saving treatments.”
Helen, a regular diner at Blue Ginger restaurant in Bridgnorth’s Low Town, mentioned her plan to owner Ali, and he decided to sponsor her endeavour, along with two other local businesses, Corporate Togs and AR Curtis Developments. Helen took part in this year’s Marathon – the hottest ever! – in April, raising £2,500 and counting. Helen says, “People’s generosity was amazing. I’m so grateful for their support and for the support of those amazing charities and the NHS!”
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