A WOMAN who ran the London Marathon four years ago is to take on the gruelling event for a second time to raise funds for a hospital.
Debbie Dodd, who works as PA to the medical director at the Countess of Chester Hospital, took part in the London Marathon in 2008 and wasn’t planning to run another.
But her new running partner at Wrexham Athletic Club, where she has been a member for six years, was allocated a place and persuaded Debbie take part in the public ballot.
“I didn’t expect to be successful but when I got the place confirmed I decided I might as well use the experience to help those less fortunate than me, so my target is to raise £1,000 for the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess,” said 51-year old Debbie.
Fundraising manager at the hospital, Janet Ratcliffe, said: “Not everybody realises that within the hospital we have a separate registered charity.
“We are always pleased to hear from anybody taking part in a sponsored event who wishes to donate to any area of the hospital, and we can provide T-shirts, personalised sponsorship forms and additional support.”