Wendy Williams from Honiton Running Club will be running the Jersey Marathon. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2598-38-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders
Thursday, October 3, 2013
An organ donation charity will benefit from her run.
A woman from Honiton is gearing up to run 26 miles in the Jersey Marathon in honour of her pole dancing tutor, who recently received a double lung transplant.
Wendy Williams, 48, of George Street, is raising funds for national organ donation charity Live Life Then Give Life.
The charity works to improve education and awareness of organ donation, and funds projects that increase the numbers of successful transplants in the UK.
Wendy’s decision to raise money for Live Life Then Give Life was taken in response to Kirstie Tancock’s recent plight.
Kirstie, Wendy’s pole dancing tutor who is also from Honiton, underwent her second life-saving double lung transplant earlier this month.
“This is the first marathon I’m doing,” said Wendy, who is running the course on Sunday, October 6.
“I’m excited to do it, but I’m starting to realise its approaching pretty quickly – so I have started to feel the nerves.
“I may be facing running 26.2 miles, but compared to what Kirstie has had to fight against, it’s a walk in the park.
“I’d like to crack it in a time of five and a half hours.”
Wendy has set herself a target to raise £500 for Live Life Then Give Life, and donations can be made via her Virgin Money Giving page.