Alison took on the Brighton Marathon, The Cotswold 100km Ultra Challenge and a triathlon in memory of her daughter Millie and raised over £1500 for Group B Strep Support.
Alison writes “I lost my Millie to Group B Streptococcus in March 2000. It’s the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies under age 3 months. On average in the UK, at least-two babies a day develop a group B Strep infection -one baby a week dies from their GBS infection, and-one baby a week survives with long-term disabilities – physical, mental or both. Yet most group B Strep infections are preventable. Group B Strep Support informs families & health professionals about group B Strep to save tiny lives.
I finally found the courage to run a marathon in her memory before I get any older, slower and fatter!!
So as soon as I had done the marathon, the training continued. Myself, Tony, and friends Helen and Hugh took part in the Cotswold challenge, this is where we we completed 100km in 24 hours before taking on my final event a triathlon.
I can’t thank everyone enough for your support and donations, it’s been emotional. With gift aid my target was reached and I’m so happy to send this money to GBSS so they can put it towards carrying on the super work they do.”