Life-saving cancer research will benefit from health worker’s London Marathon efforts

By Antony Clay | 29/03/2017

Life-saving cancer research will benefit from health worker’s London Marathon efforts
Sally Deakin

A HEALTH worker in Rotherham is getting prepared for her London Marathon bid for charity next month.

Sally Deakin (32), who works for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH)’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team, based at Kimberworth Place, Kimberworth, is set to pound the capital’s streets on April 23 to support the charity Bloodwise. 

The resident of Armthorpe in Doncaster will run the 26 miles in memory of her sister-in-law Johannah Deakin, mum to One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, who died of acute myeloid leukaemia, aged 42.

Bloodwise carries out research into blood cancer.

Sally said: “The money I raise will be used to carry out life-saving research into blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma. 

“I am no long-distance runner and this marathon will be my hardest challenge to date.

“However, my sister-in-law fought tirelessly against her cancer and I intend to do the same in her honour.

“I might have to crawl to that finish line but I will not give up.”

Anyone wanting to sponsor Sally should visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-deakin1.


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