15th April 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 this Sunday.

 

Cassandra needed 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 five-mile walk at Wollaton Park in Nottingham last year. 

 

She has been training six days a week in preparation for the event and regularly runs up and down Lindum Hill.

 

Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent breast cancer research throughout the United Kingdom.

 

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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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