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Emily steps up to support a cause close to her heart

THE clock is ticking and Stratford’s Emily Kirk is in training for the London Marathon on Sunday 24th April.

The former Alcester Grammar School pupil is raising money for Cystic Fibrosis a condition her mum Jilly suffers from.

As part of her training, Emily, aged 23, (pictured) has recently completed the Warwick half marathon and regularly takes part in the 5k Stratford Park Runs on the Recreation Ground.

She is steadily building up her stamina and experience and reckons she needs another good, long run under her belt before tackling the London Marathon.

Emily has a good team supporting her. Both her dad Jeremy and her husband Lloyd regularly train with her.

“They will all be travelling down to London with me to cheer me on in the marathon, they are like a support team. My mum worked at the Welcombe Hills School for many years until she had to take early retirement due to her health problems. She was diagnosed with CF when I was young. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust do a fantastic job helping to raise awareness and provide support for patients and their families. Mum is now taking a new drug called Kalydeco which has helped her condition hugely,” Emily said.

Emily is being sponsored by colleagues at DCS Stratford where she works and is a member of the buying team. Come Sunday 24th April they’ll be glued to their television sets like millions of other people watching one of the biggest charity and sporting events in the nation’s calendar.


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