Our Hollie's marathon challenge

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The tables have turned for Internal Communications Officer Hollie Cowan, as instead of writing about the charity efforts of EEAST staff, she will be taking on her own challenge!

This coming Bank Holiday Monday, Hollie and her sister Hannah will be tackling the Milton Keynes marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to their family’s heart.

Hollie says; “In 2008, our mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It came as a huge shock as we’re a very close knit family. Mum had immediate surgery followed by chemotherapy treatment. We were both so proud of her strength and determination to beat her diagnosis, especially her suggestion to have a wig party! We are very proud to say our mum has been all clear for nine years.”

In preparation for the big day itself, Hollie has been trying to fit in as much training as possible.

“Training has been difficult to fit in around working”, she begins, “but I know it will be worth it. I’m just so incredibly grateful for the support we received from Macmillan, and I will be spurred on by how much I want to give something back to them”.

You can show your support by donating via Hollies Just Giving page, and she’ll be back next week to tell us how she gets on!

Published 27th April, 2017

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