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9:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
A FIRST-time London Marathon runner from Upton is holding an auction of promises and gifts to get her fund-raising for the big race under way.
Caroline Spencer has been awarded a place to run for Zurich Cares, which supports Alzheimer’s Society, CLIC Sargent and Hope and Homes for Children, and needs to raise at least £1,300 in sponsorship.
She will be holding the auction in Upton’s White Lion Hotel at 7.30pm on Friday, November 30, and has already been buoyed by generous pledges including a wedding photography package worth almost £1,000 from Richard Atkin.
Although Mrs Spencer has been running for five years to keep fit and has previously completed a half marathon, this will be the first time she has attempted the full 26.2 mile distance.
She said it had been a longstanding ambition to take part in the London Marathon and, as she turns 40 in January, decided next year would be the perfect time.
To sponsor Mrs Spencer or donate to the auction, e-mail her on caroline.spencer4@ virgin.net.