Tracy Smithers, 46, from Haslemere, is taking on a walking marathon challenge on Saturday 23 September, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.
Tracy was inspired to take on the London Marathon Walk 2017 after her gran he had a stroke and sadly passed away in November 2015.
Tracy said: “My gran was 100 years old when she passed away – it was terribly sad but we have so many lovely memories of her that we will always treasure.
“I’m raising funds for the Stroke Association to help raise awareness of this terrible condition. I’m now so much more aware of stroke and want others to be too.
“My training has been going really well, I have surprised myself, and discovered my love of walking. I have walked some beautiful routes, and have already managed a couple of 18 mile walks. I’m really looking forward to the day now, and I know gran will be watching down on me.”
Becky Beard, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital that we have people like Tracy to help raise funds. We’re incredibly grateful to her for choosing to support the Stroke Association; the money raised will go a long way in helping to support people who are living with the effects of stroke, and their families and carers, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.”
To sponsor Tracy, please visit: www.justgiving.com/tracy-smithers1