Marathon thank-you to charity

Marathon thank-you to charity

CLECKHEATON woman Kate Foster is gearing up to run the London Marathon in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

Blind Veterans UK supports blind ex-servicemen and women and helped Kate’s grandfather Eric, who was blinded in World War II.

The charity’s support enabled him to become a physiotherapist.

Said Kate, 28, who now lives in Kent: “Throughout his career they helped him by providing specialist training and equipment. They were just fantastic.

“I always knew I wanted to run a marathon and I always wanted to do it for a good cause.

“I watched a TV show on Gareth Malone’s choir for the Invictus Games and, by chance, there was one gentleman who’d received support from Blind Veterans UK.

“I took it as a sign that it would have to be Blind Veterans UK that I’d run in support of!”

Kate has set a fundraising target of £2,000 and has already raised £1,600. She can be supported on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KatesMarathon2017.

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