Sutton Bridge nurse is ready for London Marathon

Heidi Bunn is tackling the London Marathon
Heidi Bunn is tackling the London Marathon

A nurse will be raising money for the NSPCC by tackling the London Marathon after being inspired by seeing children pass through the A and E department.

Heidi Bunn, 41, of Sutton Bridge, works at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and wants to make a difference.

She will be among the 38,000 people on the start line of the 26-mile course on Sunday.

So far Heidi has raised more than £1,500 for the charity.

She said: “I wanted to do something to help vulnerable children.

“All kids should have a chance in life chances but not all do and that is not fair.

“Many don’t get the love and support others get.”

The nurse has never run in a marathon before ever but she has “planned religiously”.

She said: “I run whenever I can.

“Sometimes I’ll run in the early hours of the morning, other times late in the evening and on my days off, I’ll have a long run.”

Heidi is now running about 30 miles in a week and recently ran 22 miles in one go.

She will take on the streets of the capital with Team NSPCC to help smash the £2.3 million target needed to answer every child who contacts its ChildLine Service.

The NSPCC is the official charity partner for the marathon and this year marks the 30th anniversary of Childline

To sponsor Heidi, visit justgiving.com/Heidi-Bunn.