Father and daughter will run London marathon

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A FATHER and daughter from Montrose are preparing to run the London marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support later this month.

Laura Walker (27) and her father, Stuart (50), will face the ultimate challenge on April 17 when they join thousands of others in London for one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

Although this will be the 10th time Stuart has taken part in the London marathon (and his 20th marathon in total), this will be Laura’s first attempt.

Laura, who now lives in London, said: “I’ve watched my dad and lots of other amazing people run it for the past 10 years.

“I enjoy swimming in the local ‘Lido’ and ride my squeaky bike around the London streets, but running has never been my strong point. Let the hard work commence!”

Stuart is running in memory of his father who died 10 years ago of a stroke and his brother-in-law Kenny Mowbray who sadly lost his recent battle against cancer.

Laura will also be running in memory of Kenny and of Edith Low.

She said: “One in three of us will get this horrid disease in our lives.

“Having witnessed the support the Macmillan teams have provided for loved ones and their families, we will be grateful for any pennies or pounds donated, every little helps!”

If you would like to sponsor Stuart and Laura please visit www.justgiving.com/stuart-d-walker or www.justgiving.com/laurawalker2011.

You can pay by credit or debit card with money going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.