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East Finchley runner completes 50km race to say 'thank you' to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
A runner from East Finchley completed a 50km race to say a big thank you to a hospital charity that helped her as a child.
Rebecca Bryant, of Lyttelton Road, completed the Royal Parks Foundation Ultra Marathon yesterday to raise cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
The 31-year-old was born with a birthmark on the back of her left leg which inhibited the limb's growth.
She was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment and had keyhole surgery when she was 12 to remove cartilage from the leg to enable it to grow properly.
Ms Bryant, who is a web content editor, said: “Without GOSH I may not have been able to walk properly, let alone run. The hospital looked after me as a child and I would like to do all that I can to help children and families that need specialist care.”
She completed yesterday’s 50km course across five of London’s royal parks in four hours, eight minutes and seven seconds.
So far Ms Bryant has raised more than £800 towards the hospital’s redevelopment programme, which will give patients and their families more privacy in wards, space to play and room for parents to sleep by their child’s bedside.
To help Ms Bryant reach her £1,000 target visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Becs50km
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