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Essex woman to take on London Marathon for the National Deaf Children’s Society

24 Apr Essex woman to take on London Marathon for the National Deaf Children’s Society

Hornchurch resident Amy Howe is among the 40-plus runners who will take on the legendary London Marathon in support of the National Deaf Children’s Society on Sunday, 28th April.

The charity, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children, will benefit to the tune of nearly £80,000 thanks to the fundraising efforts of the group.

Amy will follow the famous 26.2 mile course, starting in Greenwich Park and finishing on the Mall, and will be spurred on by staff and supporters at the charity’s Tower Bridge and Westminster cheer points.

Amy, 23, lives in Hornchurch and works as a private client tax adviser at Kingston Smith. She was inspired to run for the National Deaf Children’s Society by her young cousin, Maisie, who was born profoundly deaf.

Amy said:
“Maisie is my reason to do this. I would like to be able to tell her when she is a little bit older that I followed in her dad’s footsteps and ran a marathon for her.

“I am so proud of that little girl. To think about the journey she has had in such a short period of her life, from being born profoundly deaf, to having the cochlear implant operation around her first birthday, to now being two and a half years old and saying my name.

“Maisie is the most positive, happy and caring little girl and I want to make her proud, like she makes her family proud every day. I don’t think you could get a better inspiration to get me across 26.2 miles.”

John Larkin, of the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Events Fundraising Team, said:
“I want to say a huge thank you to Amy and all our wonderful runners in this event. We’re very proud of you. It’s through selfless supporters like Amy that we’re able to keep on doing what we do, supporting deaf children and their families across the UK, now and into the future.”