Marathon mum sets her sights on raising eye charity cash

Jo Carr in training
Jo Carr in training

People from all over the region are getting ready to pound the pavements of the capital.

Runners will be taking part in the London Marathon on April 26, to raise money for a variety of good causes that are close to their hearts.

Jo Carr, from Nash, is running in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), after her son Ethan was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, at the age of four.

Ethan had his cancerous eye removed in 2013, less than two weeks after diagnosis, and has recently been given the all-clear, meaning that the cancer had not spread beyond his eye.

Jo, aged 38, who runs a PR company, said: “I am proud, honoured and humbled to be running the London Marathon for CHECT, for the support they have given our family in the last year, and because I want to support their work for those families who need more.

“But mostly because I want as many people as possible to have a better understanding of how amazing children are in the face of adversity.”