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On 28 April after months of dedicated training, Amy Barron, an associate solicitor from our Salisbury office, will be taking part in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for the brain injury support charity Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire, part of Headway UK.
She will be joining thousands of runners who’ll be taking to the capital’s city streets to raise much-needed funds for good causes.
As a solicitor specialising in serious personal injury, including traumatic brain injuries, Headway is a charity very close to Amy’s heart. She says:
“I’ve been very lucky that as part of my work, I’ve had the opportunity to see for myself just what an amazing job Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire do in our local community.
“The charity provides much-needed support for people with brain injuries and their families, friends and carers. It also does incredible work raising awareness of brain injury and campaigning for better health and social care for survivors and their loved ones.”
The marathon is set over a 26-mile course around the River Thames starting at Blackheath and taking in many of the world-famous London sights before finishing in The Mall alongside St. James’s Park.
While Amy has been running for some time, she’s only ever completed local half marathons, so completing the 26 miles will be quite a step up for her.
“Training has been going well and it has been getting easier to do my mid-week runs now that it’s lighter in the evenings”, explains Amy.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge but a bit worried about the weather. All of my training to date has been in the winter, so I’m not used to running in warmer conditions. I am just hoping for a nice cool, dry day!”
Like many support groups, Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire does not receive any state funding. Instead, it relies entirely on fundraising activities and donations to ensure that as many people with brain injuries as possible can benefit from their vital services. Every penny donated to the charity really makes a difference to brain injury survivors and their families in our local communities.
Amy is hoping to have raised £750 for the charity by the time she crosses the finishing line on the big day. If you would like to make a donation, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AmyBarron3.
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