She’s taking part two days before her 21st birthday and one day before her final exams at university! 😲
Floss, a keen horse rider, is swapping her riding boots for trainers and is running in memory of close family friend and Olympic showjumper Tim Stockdale, who lost his life to cancer only weeks after being diagnosed.
Floss said: “Macmillan is a charity close to our hearts as my family have been involved in fundraising for Macmillan locally and nationally for many years. We have experienced over the years close friends who have needed and benefited from the support of Macmillan and its wonderful staff and facilities.
“I have never even run a half marathon let alone a full marathon, but Tim never did anything by halves! I am just looking forward to completing the MK Marathon! That will be a huge achievement for me and my little legs. If I can raise £2,500 it will be all be worthwhile.”
Early diagnosis and improvements in treatment mean that more people are surviving cancer than ever before. And there are already over 25,000 people living with cancer in Buckinghamshire alone.
That’s why Macmillan has invested £607,000 in a cancer well-being service with Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We have funded a psychologist, a dietitian and a physiotherapist for three years to help people with cancer get ready for and recover from their treatment, as well as helping them cope better when they leave hospital.
We’re wishing Floss the best of luck with the run and reaching her target of £2,500. If you’d like to support Floss, visit her Just Giving Page: justgiving.com/fundraising/floss-bish-jones