A BROMSGROVE woman taking on the London Marathon for the first time to raise funds for Dementia UK has been inspired by someone close to her diagnosed with the condition.
And Sue Harris, a director of Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, will hold ‘Marafun’ between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday, March 27, at the town’s St Godwald’s Church to boost her coffers and raise awareness.
Sue said: “After seeing how horrible this disease is first hand, I’ve realised the more information we can provide people with, the better.
“I deliver services for dementia but I still think we don’t talk about it enough.”
Organisations from around the county will be at ‘Marafun’ to offer advice to people with dementia, their carers and those affected by it.
These include Age UK, Homestead, VIP Day Centre, Worcestershire Association of Carers and the local Admiral Nursing Service – nurses who support carers of people living with dementia.
As well as information stands there will be a raffle, music entertainment and plenty of hot drinks and cakes on sale.
Sue added her marathon training was going really well and she had recently ran for three and a half hours straight.
“I have a fantastic support system behind me and my colleagues will be watching me every step of the way through the tracker system.
“I was injured between Christmas and new year so I had some time off but I’m out running again and it feels so good.”
Sue says she is on course to finish the marathon in just over five hours.
To donate and help Sue achieve her goal of £2,500, head to – www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SueHarris13