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Rosemere nurse running London Marathon after six years of applying

Posted on - 5th March, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Steph Ellison has been applying for the London marathon for 6 years

An oncology research nurse is raising money for her patients by running the London marathon.

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Steph Ellison, who works at Rosemere Cancer Centre, has finally won a place in this October’s London Marathon after six consecutive years of applying through its entry ballot.

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Now in training, she has set herself two targets; to finish within four and a half hours and to raise at least £500 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation to support research projects at the cancer centre.

Steph said: “We all more than likely know someone who is or has been affected by cancer. Rosemere Cancer Foundation is a charity I am passionate about raising money for so that we can fund more research to provide more effective cancer treatments in the hope of providing a better future for cancer patients.

“I find running clears my mind, allowing me thinking time pre or post work. I enjoy taking in the views when running and love the peace and quiet away from everything.”

Steph Ellison will be undertaking the London marathon in October

Steph, who has been running on and off for the last seven years and has taken part in 5ks, 10ks and half marathons before but never a marathon, will have to fit her training in around planning her wedding to fiance Luke, which was meant to happen last October but which was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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