Name: Sarah Lane
Can you tell us a little about why you have chosen to run the London Marathon for The Sick Children’s Trust?
I work as a sister at Freeman Hospital and have done for ten years now and see first hand the difference The Sick Children’s Trust makes to families with sick children. Our families and children are our world. Knowing that there is such a good team over at Scott House makes a huge difference to us. Andrew, the House Manager, really cares and will do all he can to help. Scott House has simply just been excellent; above all else, it keeps families together – mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents. I can’t stress enough the importance of Scott House.
What would you tell someone about The Sick Children’s Trust?
Scott House has made a remarkable difference to our families on the Children’s Heart Unit. Many are completely uprooted when their child is sick, and Scott House means that they can be there for their child, while regaining a sense of normality in a ‘Home from Home’. Having something as simple as an en-suite bathroom and being able to socialise with other families going through something similar over a cup of tea, makes a huge difference.
How have you been training?
As a shift worker, it takes a lot of planning to fit in my training but at the moment I’m running around 30 miles a week – through the sunshine, rain and even Strom Gertrude!
Have you ever done anything like this before?
No! Having previously only ran for last orders, I am about to embark on the greatest (possibly stupidest) challenge I have ever put myself through - running the London Marathon!I have never run a marathon, this will be my first. Though over the last few years myself and a team from the hospital have ran the Great North Run for the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation which has stood me in good stead.
Good Luck Sarah!