11:00am Saturday 18th February 2012
By James Tourgout
NURSE Lucy Woolmington of West Bay is tackling the London Marathon after being inspired by leukaemia patients.
The 28-year-old will be stepping out for the mammoth run on April 22 in aid of Leukaemia Care.
Former Colfox pupil Lucy aims to raise £2,000 for the charity.
She said: “I would like to do my bit for all the people who suffer from or who have been diagnosed with leukaemia. “I cared for those suffering with leukaemia whilst working as a nurse on a haematology ward in Bristol.
“I met a lot of people from many different walks of life, and although the people were experiencing the worst time in their lives, this ward was the happiest ward I have ever worked on. It was probably because people were really fighting for their life.”
Lucy now works in an elderly care section in Chard as a nurse.
She says that she has never done anything like run a marathon before.
Lucy hopes that people will sponsor her to help leukaemia patients.
Dr Li von Schack, pictured below who is a GP at the Bridport Medical Centre, is also running in the marathon.
She is running in aid of the Barratt’s Oesophagus Campaign which aims to help prevent cancer of the gullet.
Sponsor Lucy at her Just Giving page online at justgiving.com/lucy-woolmington
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