Runners looking for help in marathon charity task

PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 March 2012

Galina Barskaya

Two Ottery runners are looking for support as they try and raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust by competing in the London Marathon.

Caroline Harris and Nancy Skipper are still in the middle of a gruelling 16-week training programme which sees them running at least five times a week.

The pair are clocking up 30 miles a week in preparation for the event next month, out of which they hope to raise at least £4,000 for the charity, which is devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer through funding and building specialist hospital units.

Nancy said: “The financial challenge is tough but knowing that every day six young people are diagnosed with cancer, and that those young people will benefit from our efforts gives us a massive boost.”

The girls have been working hard on ideas for sponsorship, and are holding a charity car wash at Ottery Fire Station between 10am and 3pm.

There will be tea and cakes served with every car wash, and all funds from this event will be split between their chosen charity and the Fireman’s Benevolent Fund.

The pair are also organising a quiz in the Lamb and Flag pub, for more info or to donate ring 07941 561058.

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