Swindon family take on marathon challenge to help cancer charity

By Anita Jaynes on 12 October, 2016

A family from Swindon have completed a marathon challenge to raise money for Children With Cancer UK.

The Weaving family from Hayden End, North Swindon pledged to do something different when visiting their favourite UK holiday town of Bournemouth recently (Oct 1 & 2).

Mum Claire and twins Angelica and Fletcher, aged six, all decided to go running for charity for the very first time. Claire took part in a 10km challenge and the children took part in a junior 1.5km run. Dad Martin is already a runner and he ran the half marathon on Sunday.

Claire, who works in Swindon’s Old Town as office manager for local company Bespoke Training Services, said:

“My husband Martin is a runner and has completed the full marathon in Bournemouth before. This time we thought we would try our first ever running competition as a family. Personally I’ve found it very challenging with all of the training and preparation but I’m so pleased we made the effort to do it.”

Claire was supported in her challenge by her boss and friend Anne Messer, managing director of Bespoke Training Services.

Anne said: “I’ve watched Claire train hard to achieve this personal challenge and we are all so proud of her. She’s done a brilliant job on the road as well as in the office.”

To date Claire has raised £300 for her chosen charity Children With Cancer UK which supports children and families facing cancer.

To find out more about Children With Cancer UK visit: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk

Pictured above: The Weaving family