A WINSLOW woman is taking on the challenge of a lifetime to run this year’s Virgin London Marathon and raise money to help deafblind people.
And she’s holding a charity gig at the town’s Bell Hotel on Friday, March 2, to help reach her target.
Rosie Clayton, aged 31, said she has always wanted to put herself through the mental and physical challenge of a marathon. But it was reading about the work of national deafblind charity Sense that inspired her to sign up.
Rosie, who works as an associate director for a mystery shopping agency, wants to raise £1,500 for the charity and has already held a number of fundraising activities.
She is aiming to complete the marathon in under five hours and has been training hard with up to six sessions a week.
She said: “This is my first marathon and I’m looking forward to it – especially the satisfaction of crossing the finish line!”
The charity gig next Friday includes sets from local band The Cantells and acoustic soloist Steve Bennett.
Sense provides support, advice information and specialist services to deafblind people, their families and carers. It offers day services where deafblind people can learn new skills and runs houses in the community where people are supported to live as independently as possible.
To sponsor Rosie, visit www.justgiving.com/rosies-marathon-madness
To find out more about Sense, visit www.sense.org.uk