Mother-of-two Lyndsey Cardno from Framfield will be running the London Marathon tomorrow in aid of Sophie’s Trust, a fund set up for the baby daughter of Uckfield butcher Daniel Osborne who died in a car crash in December.
This will be Lyndsey’s first marathon and she says she is feeling very excited but a little nervous about the event.
Lyndsey said she chose to raise funds for Sophie’s Trust because while she did not know Daniel she found news of his death “truly heartbreaking”.
She added: “Being a mum of two young children I cannot even begin to imagine what the family must have gone through, especially when Kayleigh also lost her only sister in similar circumstances. I just wanted to do something to help Kayleigh and her family.”
Lyndsey said her training plan had gone well. She followed the 18 week Hansons Method and at its peak she ran 57 miles in one week with her longest runs being 16 miles.
She is married and lives in Beckets Way, Framfield. Her two children are Theodore, aged four and Lilian, two.
“We only moved into Framfield about one year ago from Copthorne and we love it here.”
Kayleigh’s mother Kimberley Christie-Sturges said the family was grateful to Lyndsey for running the race in Daniel’s memory and to raise funds for Sophie’s Trust. “We wish her all the very best.”
If you would like to support Lyndsey’s fund-raising campaign please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you details on how to donate. All donations will go to Sophie’s Trust. See poster here.
Read more about Sophie’s Trust here: Trust fund set up for baby daughter of crash victim Daniel Osborne.
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