Marathon effort raises thousands

Michelle and her supporters

Michelle and her supporters

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A first time marathon runner raised over £6000 for The Reecie Nelson Superstar Fund at the London marathon on Sunday, April 26.

Michelle Daglish, 36, of Sundon Park, ran the marathon in just under six hours in memory of her friends eight-year-old son Reece Nelson, who died of a brain tumour in 2012.

She said: “It was a very exciting but emotional moment on Sunday, I had a great team cheering me on.

“It was a great boost to see them along the route and definitely kept me going.

“It is the hardest thing I have ever done, but I am proud that I managed it.”

Michelle’s target was to raise £2500 for the fund, her current total is £6500.

She said: “Thank you to everyone that has donated, I also received a very kind contribution of £1000 from the Luton head office of my employers, Thomson (TUI). The money raised will really help the charity.”

The Fund was set up in 2012 by his family to continue his memory and support The Brain Tumour Charity.

To donate to the fund, visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/michelledaglish