Brave Jayne to run Flora London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 09:08 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:40 15 June 2010

A COLYTON woman, who had a kidney removed in September, has battled illness to train for the Flora London Marathon.

A COLYTON woman, who had a kidney removed in September, has battled illness to train for the Flora London Marathon.Jayne South, 39, of Gribblemead, will be running in March next year to raise money for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) - despite recently suffering kidney failure.The mother-of-two, who discovered she had kidney problems while pregnant, secured a gold bond place and has to raise a minimum of £1,500 for the charity.She said: "I'm feeling nervous. It was something I was thinking of doing for some time but never plucked up the courage but I thought now's as good a time as any."I recently had my left kidney removed and I've had a few chest infections, but I'm over it now and am raring to go."In spite of falling ill and being in pain, Jayne delayed the operation until after the birth of her one-year-old son, Harry, in case it would put him at risk. She chose the WSPA charity as she is a keen supporter of animal care.She said: "They are a very worthy cause and make a big difference to millions of animals around the world, including bears, bonobo monkeys, dogs and cats."I am a great animal lover and think the animals need our help and support."To sponsor Jayne, visit www.justgiving.com/jaynesouth


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