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Mums raise £15,000 for charities after completing London Marathon

Sarah Mason 30th Apr, 2019 Updated: 30th Apr, 2019

THREE Knowle and Dorridge mums put their best foot forward and raised almost £15,000 between them while completing the London Marathon.

Kate Oakley, Jennie Jones and Rachael Hurdman lined up alongside thousands of others as they took on the 26.2-mile course around the capital on Sunday (April 28).

The trio were cheered on by family and friends who were part of the crowds which lined the route.

Kate, a chartered physiotherapist, raised money for Hospice UK after experiencing first hand how caring and compassionate the staff at Myton Hospice are in the way they cared for her dad who died from prostate cancer last year.

The mum of three completed the marathon in four hours and 28 minutes.

Mum of two Jennie, ran in support of the Bobby Moore Fund which works in partnership with Cancer Research UK in honour of her dad who was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Following chemotherapy and surgery her dad is in remission and was able to cheer the school teacher on during her five hour and one minute-long race.

Business consultant and coach, Rachael, ran in support of Age UK in memory of her nanny who died on Mother’s Day last year aged 95 and had suffered with dementia for more than a decade.

The mum of three finished the race in four hours and 56 minutes.

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