A woman from Bourne, who has just given birth to her second child, is preparing to take on the London Marathon in memory of her sister who lost her battle with cancer 10 years ago.
Danielle Tempest, aged 36, is running this year’s London Marathon on April 26, for the second time to help raise vital funds for a charity which helped care for her sister in the last few weeks of her life.
Danielle’s sister, Michelle, was just 31 years old when she died from cervical cancer on September 12, 2005. She was originally diagnosed with the illness in October 2004, just five months after having her daughter Amelie with her husband Paul Surtees.
Last year, Danielle ran the marathon for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, but this year will be running for Macmillan Cancer Support to help raise awareness of terminal cancer.
Mum of two boys, Alfie, four and Max, 11 months, Danielle is currently trying to juggle looking after her boys as well as training for the marathon.
Danielle said: I’m looking forward to running the London Marathon again, I’m more prepared this time, but it will be hard work both physically and mentally.
Although Danielle only has a ballot place, she still wants to raise as much money as she can for the charity which has helped to support her.
She said: “Sadly, there are so many people with terminal cancer. Macmillan was there for us both before and after Michelle’s death. The support they provide families is so important.
“Cancer effects so many people and these people need our help. I want to give back to the nurses that helped us during that hard time.”
To help Danielle raise lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support please visit her JustGiving page to make a donation at: https://www.justgiving.com/marathon-mummy/.