Tanya, our accounts manager, has been lucky enough to have secured a place to run in this years London Marathon. Tanya only started running 2 years ago with the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme. With thanks to a very supportive running group, Woman on the Run, she now runs regular 5km and 10km races, has competed in 3 half marathons and last year completed the Chester metric marathon (26.2km). This however will be her first ever marathon.
Tanya was approached by Stickler Syndrome UK with a charity place for this year’s event which was an opportunity to for fill a lifelong ambition to compete in the London Marathon.
Stickler Syndrome is a genetic progressive condition that effects the body’s collagen (connective tissue). It is a common but little recognised condition, effecting 1 in 7500 new born babies. The symptoms are variable effecting the eyes, facial features, joints and bones and hearing, and there is currently no cure.
The charity aims to raise awareness of this syndrome amongst medical professionals and the general public. It is a small charity who are very reliant on the income from this event.
Tanya is honoured to be chosen to support them, and Bushell Raven Ltd would like to support Tanya and Stickler Syndrome UK in any way we can.
Tanya has pledged to raise £1,300 for this wonderful charity. If you can donate a raffle prize or give a donation to help that would be amazing.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and thank you for any help that you can offer.