A Highburton teacher is set to pound the streets of the capital amid the heartache of her husband’s cancer treatment.
Lucy Jebson, 27, will run the London Marathon in April in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Lucy’s other half, Ben, 31 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on New Year’s Eve 2013 and has been having treatment for the past year.
Ben, a keen sportsman who plays cricket for Kirkburton and squash for Skelmanthorpe, has been struggling with chemotherapy and is now set to start radiotherapy in Leeds.
Lucy, who teaches in Calderdale, has already tackled the Great North Run, raising more than £1,600.
She is now preparing to step it up to double the distance in a bid to raise thousands more.
“I’m a little bit scared when I think about the distance,” she said.
“But the cause is a brilliant one and it’s nothing compared to how much my husband has been through.”
Lucy has been training for the 26 mile challenge running round the villages and at Extreme Conditioning in Huddersfield.
She is also hosting a fundraising race night in conjunction with Kirkburton Cricket Club to help her meet her £2,000 target.
The social event on Saturday, January 31 will feature six races for punters to bet on along with a raffle and a disco.
Prizes include a signed Huddersfield Town ball and vouchers for local restaurants and beauty salons.
Lucy and the club are still looking for people to donate prizes.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
To support Lucy’s marathon bid visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/LucyJebson or read her blog at fightingforourpotofgold.wordpress.com