Running up the funds - The Worcester Observer

Running up the funds

Worcester Editorial 20th May, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A LOVING daughter has completed the London Marathon to raise money in memory of her father who suffered a serious brain injury.

Michole Jeynes, of Drakes Broughton, took part in the race on Sunday, April 26 to raise money for Headway, a brain injury association who helped to support her and her family after her father was involved in a car accident in 2008.

The accident left him with a serious brain injury that put him in a coma. When he woke up the charity helped him through the five year struggle of living with the injury until he passed away in September 2013 at just 42-years-old.

Miss Jeynes completed the marathon in four hours and 56 minutes with her mother and boyfriend watching and giving support. The 20-year-old had already taken part in fund-raising activities including a sky dive that raised £1,500.

She said: “Headway provide help and support to families like mine and this was my way of trying to give something back.

“You hear of cancer fund-raising all the time but not many people have heard of this charity unless you know someone that has been affected. It is one of those things you just don’t expect to happen to you but could happen at any time and it completely changes your life, and when that happens this charity is there to support people.”

She added she will continue to run marathons and to raise more money in the future.

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