14th January 2004
STUDENT TO RUN LONDON MARATHON
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A PhD student from the University of Lincoln is to take part in the Flora London Marathon to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign.
Cassandra Booty (25) is in her first year of her three-year Art and Design course and will run the marathon on 18th April 2004.
Cassandra needs to raise £1,300 to be able to take part in the marathon. All money raised will go to Breast Cancer Campaign.
“I decided to do the marathon because my boyfriend’s mother died from cancer last summer,” said Cassandra Booty.
“We all felt that we wanted to do something to help the campaign and this seemed like a good way to raise money for the charity.”
Cassandra, from Bolsover in Derbyshire, is no stranger to raising money - she helped raise £3,500 in a 5-mile walk at Wollaton Park in Nottingham last year.
She is currently training six days a week in preparation for the event and regularly runs up and down Lindum Hill.
Cassandra will be putting collection boxes and sponsorship forms around the university for staff and students to help her meet her target.
Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent breast cancer research throughout the United Kingdom.
For more information contact Rebecca Kaberry
Press Office, University of Lincoln
Tel: 01522 886244
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