50 and money is still coming in

London Marathon runners from Sheppey and Sittingbourne prepare for Sunday

Ash Holmwood with his nephew OscarThe 30 year old will be doing it in aid of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide accommodation for families who have sick children in hospital.

## ## The charity supported his family when his nephew, Oscar Riddick, was born 11 weeks early.

Joanna Griffin, from Croydon but whose dad lives and works on Sheppey, will run for Nerve Tumours UK as her nephew, Stanley Nash, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1.

Joanna Griffin with her nephew StanleyEmily Wakelen, 27, a former Highsted Grammar School pupil, is raising money for Children with Cancer UK, chosen after the primary school teacher and children and their relatives in her class were helped by the charity.

Emily Wakelen is preparing to run her first marathonTwo teachers from Grove Park School in Sittingbourne will also be running in aid of that charity.

Christopher Denney and Nicola Day pledged to raise 3,000 and to help each child from the school took part in their own mini marathon the idea being that if each child ran one mile, each class would run the equivalent of a marathon and more. It raised 3,764.50 and money is still coming in.

Grove Park teachers Christopher Denney and Nicola Day with pupilsLuke Blanshard, of Albany Road, Sittingbourne, is to run to raise cash for Rushenden mum Summa Barker, who is undergoing treatment for Susac’s syndrome.

Charity worker Lisa Jury, of Ufton Lane, Sittingbourne, is to do it for Childhood First, which cares for youngsters with emotional issues.

And Jamie Gynne, from Sittingbourne but living in Germany where he is in the army, is running for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, which supports people who have complications during pregnancy.

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