Honiton woman gearing up for marathon mission

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:27 05 February 2016

Sue Phillips will be running the London marathon this year. Ref mhh 04-16TI 9755. Picture: Terry Ife

Sue Phillips will be running the London marathon this year. Ref mhh 04-16TI 9755. Picture: Terry Ife

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Mum-of-two Sue Phillips, of Pine Park Road, will take on the mammoth 26.2-mile run this April.

A Honiton woman is running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for an Exeter-based cancer charity.

Mum-of-two Sue Phillips, of Pine Park Road, will take on the mammoth 26.2-mile run this April.

Sue, who battled skin cancer after she was diagnosed three years ago and is now in remission, said she always wanted to run the marathon for FORCE Cancer Charity.

She first started running in 2001, when she joined a local ladies’ group in Midsomer Norton and completed her very first three miles.

The 43-year-old, who works as an outreach co-ordinator for FORCE, had been applying for the run for the last five years before she was accepted for this year’s marathon.

“I feel quite privileged and very excited”, said Sue.

“I hope I can do everyone proud. Even though I work for FORCE, I still wanted to raise money for them.

“This is about seeing these cancer patients come through and knowing the money I raise can support them in their journey.”

She added: “If we can help these people and give them a more positive journey, a good job is being done.”

Sue will also remember her brother Stephen, who died from cancer when she was 15, on the day of her run.

This isn’t the first fundraising venture Sue has taken on.

She has raised thousands of pounds for FORCE from two charity balls held in previous years, with another one being planned for later this year.

To support Sue for her upcoming marathon run, visit her online page: www.virginmoneygiving.com/SuePhillips31

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