Local MP Ruth Cadbury Is On The Run
Tackling the 2018 London Marathon fundraising for two charities
She 'ran' for election and won, but now local MP Ruth Cadbury is running for a different reason. The MP for Brentford & Isleworth is tackling the 2018 London Marathon on 22 April, and hoping to raise £2000 for two charities that mean a lot to her.
“I only started running when I turned 50, nine years ago, and this is my first marathon. I know it’s going to be hard, but I can’t turn back now! And it’s a great opportunity to raise funds for two charities that mean a lot to me; Sun & Stars at West Mid, and Shelter.”
“West Mid hospital does a great job for children having treatment there. But the in-patient wards need brightening up urgently. Sun & Stars is a £100,000 appeal by hospital charity CW+ to transform the wards into a welcoming environment for the young patients and their parents. The project involves better play facilities, bringing entertainment & distraction to the bedside, creating a teenagers’ area and finally, transforming the facilities for parents.
"Secondly; so much of my casework involves housing problems, and I have referred many people to Shelter for high quality specialist advice and support. They help people who are homeless, or facing eviction, those who have problems with their landlord or with money issues. And they won’t stop until there’s a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.
"And if you’re at the Marathon, do give me a wave!”
You can follow Ruth's progress on her Facebook page, and on Twitter.
April 6, 2018