A Swinton woman hopes to realise her lifelong dream of running the London Marathon to raise money for the cancer hospital which saved her mum’s life.
Stevie Pickering will be running the 26 mile race in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity to say thank you for the treatment her mum Kath received at the Sheffield-based hospital in 1999.
The 28-year-old, who is a member of the Barnsley Harriers, is already nine weeks into training for the marathon on April 21.
Stevie, who works as a chartered legal executive, said: “Although I was only 14 when my mum was initially diagnosed with cancer, I knew then that one day I would make a conscious effort to raise as much money as possible for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
“Most people know someone who is affected by cancer, and it is clear that the wonderful work and care which is conducted at Weston Park Hospital is enhanced by the charity.”
She added; “I am a runner with no expectations of myself; my times are never going to be fast and I am grasping this as an opportunity to run at the back of the pack, where all the cool kids are.”