Belinda goes the extra mile for St Ann’s


Belinda Neild, a 41 year old Art & Design teacher at Fred Longworth High School and mum of one, will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April for St Ann’s Hospice.
For the 26 mile run, Belinda will be dedicating each mile to a special loved one, with their names tattooed in henna on her arm.
While Belinda’s running, she’ll be able to see which mile is dedicated to who to help motivate her to keep on running.
She’ll be running in memory of her mum, father-in-law, aunt, uncle as well as grandparents, friends, and even her dog.
Belinda, who lives in Swinton, was inspired to fund raise for St Ann’s  after her mum, father-in-law, and aunt were all patients there.
Belinda (pictured right) added: “St Ann’s rely on charitable donations, and that’s why I chose to start fundraising for them to help others who may need their help and support in the future.
I’d really like to thank my husband, daughter, family and friends who have been so supportive whilst I’ve been training for the London Marathon.”
Belinda has already raised nearly £2,000 for St Ann’s by doing Christmas collections, holding a 80s fancy dress charity night, and encouraging the school where she works to hold a non-uniform day.
Preparing for the London Marathon, Belinda has been following a rigorous training plan.
She’s been running at least five times a week and has also joined the British Military Fitness to keep up her fitness levels.
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