Meet our London Marathon runner Helen

The London Marathon is only a few weeks away and Contact has 11 amazing runners who have been training and fundraising with all their might to represent us at this year's event.

On 22nd April they will be making a huge difference to help Contact continue providing advice, information and support to thousands of families with disabled children in the UK.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to our wonderful runner Helen Davies, who is running in memory of her sister Carol.

HelenTell us a little bit about yourself

Helen Davies, 46 years of age. Married with two boys aged 16 and 18.  I live in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire and I work at Knights Templar School in Baldock, Hertfordshire, as an Administration Assistant.

Why did you decide to support Contact by taking part in the London Marathon?

After many years of being unsuccessful in the London Ballot, this opportunity came up for me to both run the Marathon and help this fantastic charity (through a lead at work) raise money to help support families with disabled children. 

This is very close to my heart having lost my sister Carol last year, who herself had a disability - I will run in her honour.

What has been the biggest challenge in your marathon journey so far?

The training!

What are you most/least excited about?

Most excited about completing it and least excited about not completing it!

Any hobbies outside running?

I play netball and I love walking. 

If you'd like to support Helen, please visit her Fundraising Page and if you'd like to know how you can join our London Marathon team in 2019, please get in touch on 020 7608 8786.

Written by Contact at 12:11