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King's Lynn hospital staff all set for London Marathon challenge

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Annie Giles and Scott Ablett, pictured above during a recent bake sale for their causes (8665015)
Annie Giles and Scott Ablett, pictured above during a recent bake sale for their causes (8665015)

Training is nearly complete for two members of staff from Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital who are taking part in the London Marathon.

Speech and language therapy assistant Annie Giles and physiotherapist Scott Ablett, pictured above, will be among tens of thousands of runners on the start line next Sunday.

Annie is running for the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity in memory of her grandmother, Rosemary Oughton, of South Wootton, who died last year.

She said: “After her diagnosis, my Nan was keen to support the charity and raise the profile of the disease.

“Currently three in four people do not survive a year after diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer so support is crucial in funding innovative research."

Meanwhile, Scott is preparing to fulfil an ambition when he runs in aid of the Stroke Association, whom he works closely with at the QEH, having previously tried four times to win a place.

He said: “I see the amazing work the Stroke Association does on a daily basis in my role. They offer great care and support to both the patients and their families.

“My great-grandmother suffered a stroke when I was a child so I have a very personal link too. It is very important to promote stroke prevention and the Stroke Association are very active in supporting this and informing the public as to how they can improve their lifestyles.

To support Annie, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnnieRunsTheLondonMarathon

Donations to Scott's cause can be made via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-ablett-london-marathon-2019.

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