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Margaret’s Marathon Run For Local Stroke Charity

Published on: 12 Apr, 2012
Updated on: 28 Apr, 2012

Margaret in training (cue Rocky music!)

If you or someone close to you has suffered a stroke you will know how difficult life can become – both for the person who has had the stroke and also their loved ones and carers.

Margaret Bennett, who has lived in St Catherine’s, Guildford for over 25 years, is taking part in the London Marathon on April 22 and is trying to raise money for two stroke charities -The Stroke Association, a large national charity and TALK, a small local charity, where Margaret helps as a volunteer.

TALK supports people who, following a stroke have particular difficulties with speech and communication. There are two TALK sessions held every week right here in St Catherine’s Village Hall, where people recovering from stroke meet to practice and improve their communication skills – and also to enjoy company and fun.

You may well have seen Margaret jogging in the neighbourhood particularly in recent months as she has been training regularly. She maintains that 26.2 miles seems a really long way especially when she is jogging rather than using her bus pass!

If you feel able to assist Margaret in raising money for these very worthwhile charities, please click here to visit her fundraising page.

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