Pink Lady is once again offering six members of a Kent running club the chance to compete in this year’s London Marathon.
For the second year, runners from Beginners2Runners will be wearing Pink Lady apple costumes for the race on 28 April, raising funds for the Padua Children’s Oncology Ward at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent.
The money raised will support the refurbishment of the tumour ward, helping to create a space for the child patients and their family members to relax, play and spend quality time together.
The ward, for children up to the age of 16, was chosen as the recipient of the marathon fund since Coregeo marketing manager Lynn Shaw’s son was treated there for leukaemia and is now in remission.
This year, Pink Lady has also teamed up with Team GB athlete Jazmin Sawyers to offer the six runners an exclusive training session the day before the marathon, helping them to prepare for the race and to control their nerves and excitement on the day.
As the ‘official apple’ of the marathon, a Pink Lady will once again be included in every race finisher’s recovery pack as they cross the line.
More than 41,000 runners are expected to complete the course this year, with a further 2,500 11-17-year-olds taking part in the London Mini Marathon. Theses younger racers will also receive a Pink Lady apple in their goody bag.
Check out the Pink Lady website and social channels for updates on its runners, where to donate and Sawyers’ training session tips over the coming weeks.