Why Sheree Barnett from March is taking on this year's Virgin Money London Marathon again
PUBLISHED: 14:55 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:55 27 February 2019
A March woman will be taking on this year's London Marathon for the second time in attempt to raise £2,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
For Sheree Barnett, the 26.2-mile track will be familiar territory as she braved the sprint in 2017 for the charity after her partner survived testicular cancer.
The Teenage Cancer Trust looked after Ms Barnett’s partner after the cancer had spread to his lungs – he has now had the all clear for four years thanks to the charity.
Ms Barnett said: “The Teenage Cancer Trust were such good support at a very difficult time in our lives. I wanted to do something to give back to the charity.”
In 2017, she raised £3,700 for the charity and hopes to raise a further £2,000 at this year’s capital sprint. She also hopes to top her previous personal best of 5 hours and 42 minutes.
Ms Barnett added: “I am currently only £600 away from my target after holding a fundraising bingo event last weekend!”
Are you from Cambridgeshire and running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon? We’d love to feature you in our newspaper, online and in print.
Please email your name, age, where you live and the cause you are running for to firstname.lastname@example.org – include ‘London Marathon 2019’ in the subject area.
Please keep submissions between 150-200 words and make sure you attach a photograph. Remember to leave contact details so we can catch up with you after the race. Good luck!