19 Apr Two locals touched by cancer to run London Marathon
Two women touched by cancer will run to raise money for our hospital when they take on the Virgin Money London Marathon this Sunday, 22 April.
Colchester hospital cancer nurse Morven Hurding is running the gruelling 26.2mile course to raise funds for the hospital’s cancer centre campaign, and has already raised more than £2,000.
Meanwhile Tina Fawcett, who had cervical cancer 10 years ago and often accompanies her father Ted to the hospital’s Mary Barron Suite so he can undergo chemotherapy, wants to raise money for that facility.
Morven, who would like to achieve a new personal best (sub 3.53.53), said: “I’ve been a cancer nurse most of my career and I know, working in Colchester’s breast unit, how important this campaign is for making a difference in peoples’ lives.
“The campaign is an exciting opportunity to create somewhere over and above the norm, better than average, a place that will exceed expectations and to bring the very best cancer care and facilities to our community.”
Tina Fawcett, who lives in Stansted, said: “I am running the marathon because my dad has chemotherapy at the Mary Barron Suite.