Sidmouth Marathon mum to go distance for NSPCC

A MARATHON running mum-of-three, from Sidmouth, hopes residents will back her long-distance bid to net cash for a children’s charity.

Hairdresser Becky Robson, 41, of Malvern Road, will tackle her fourth London Marathon in April and wants to raise at least �2,000 for the NSPCC.

The Hair Temple owner Becky, who has been a keen member of, and coach, at Sidmouth Running Club for 10 years, says she’s looking forward to the 26-mile challenge.

She has arranged fundraising events, including a fashion show later this month, in a bid to reach her charity goal.

More than 50 people attended a quiz night at the Volunteer pub last Thursday that raised �509.

“I love my running,” said Becky, whose efforts have bagged around �5,000 for causes over the years.

“I’ve got an awful lot of my customers and staff to join the running club. I really enjoy long-distance and have broken a few personal bests recently.

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“I feel quite strongly about the NSPCC. My best friend is a counsellor for Child Line. Their work is so valuable as it gives vulnerable people someone to talk to.”

The Hair Temple has teamed up with clothes shop, Polka, to stage a fashion show at Stowford Community Centre on March 30, from 7.30pm.

The event will feature a special appearance from the town’s firefighters.

Tickets (�15) are available from both businesses.

Becky has sponsor forms at her Temple Street salon for anyone who wants to pledge money.