A bus driver from Hastings faces a marathon task. Kiki Brown will be running both the Hastings half marathon and the Virgin Money London Marathon for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Kiki, a driver based at Stagecoach’s St Leonards bus depot, is aiming to raise at least £1,000 for the charity. She’s completed three half marathons before. Last year she ran with a colleague and raised nearly £1,000 for St Michael’s Hospital and Macmillan. This year she’s going it alone in a bid to raise awareness and support for Macmillan – the leading charity aiming to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.
This will be Kiki’s first attempt at the London marathon. The 28 year old who’s worked for Stagecoach for eight years said, “I’ve always enjoyed running and I like a good challenge.
“Last year my colleague and friend, Peter Ford, was very poorly with cancer. A few of us put our names in for the London Marathon ballot and asked him if we were to get a place what charity would he like us to run for. Sadly he lost his fight, but I honoured his request and I’m running for Macmillan.”
Already Kiki’s JustGiving page has notched up over £100 in donations. Stagecoach has pledged to top-up the amount raised and local buses are carrying posters. Kiki said “I would like to raise as much as I can, and the competitiveness in me wants to raise more than last year.”
There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today. Macmillan wants to make sure that support is provided to everyone who needs it, and to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives. To support Kiki text LDNK87 and the amount you would like to sponsor e.g. ‘LDNK87 £1’ to 70070 or go to www.justgiving.com/kikibrown