Nottinghamshire slimmer runs marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability

7 March 2016

Charlotte Sutton holding medalDisabled people stand to benefit following an inspiring act of charity from a Nottinghamshire woman who has lost five and a half stone and fallen in love with running.

Charlotte Sutton is looking to raise £1,000 from participating in the London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

‘Leonard Cheshire Disability provides people with equipment and services that can be life changing and I wanted to help the charity deliver that,’ Charlotte says.

The 25-year-old will be taking on her first marathon when she joins 38,000 runners at the famous race on Sunday 24 April. 

‘I started running after I gained a lot of weight. I felt intimidated at the gym because I was so big, so I started running around my local river where no one would be about. 

‘My weight came down to 9 stone 7, which is a big achievement for me, and now running is part of my life.’

Charlotte, an HR manager for an oil company, reports training is going well, with the Newark-on-Trent resident now able to complete 10- to 12-mile runs on a regular basis.

‘I would love to be able to run 20 miles, walk in between, and finish the race within 6 hours.’ 

You can support Charlotte via her JustGiving page.

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Notes for Editor

  1. Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for disabled people. Our services include high-quality care and community support together with innovative projects supporting disabled people into education, employment and entrepreneurship. Worldwide, our global alliance of Cheshire partners supports disabled people into education and employment, and works in more than 50 countries.
  2. The London Marathon involves 38,000 runners and this year takes place on Sunday, April 24. The race will be broadcast live on BBC television and radio. The Highway is the best place for disabled spectators to watch the race. The marathon passes along this road twice, between mile 13 and mile 14 and then between miles 21 and 22.