A WOMEN tackled her seventh marathon after taking to the streets of London on Sunday to raise money for Frimley Health Charity’s Breast Care Appeal.
Angela King, joined around 38,000 other runners in the capital on Sunday for the Virgin Money London Marathon.
The 35 year old ran her first marathon in Brighton in 2010 and has gone on to complete the 26.2-mile distance in London, New York, Paris, Bristol and Bath, as well as making a return to Brighton.
She is raising money towards Frimley Health Charity’s Breast Care Appeal to provide a 3D mammography machine and dedicated breast care centre at Frimley Park Hospital, near Camberley.
The £1.5m unit will transform the support received by the 6,000 people who use the hospital’s breast care services each year.
Angela chose to support the appeal after her partner’s mother lost her battle with secondary breast cancer three years ago. She said: “I know this unit will bring hope to thousands of breast care patients in our local area.
“I love running. Having a marathon to train for is a great way to stay motivated and every time you cross the finish line you get an absolutely amazing feeling of achievement.
“Waiting to start can be pretty tough as you just want to get going, and once you get going you just want to stop. Normally any mile after 20 miles is pretty tough and that’s when having friends and family, along with the rest of the crowd, to cheer you on makes a real difference.”