Charlotte Sutton

Disabled people stand to benefit following an inspiring act of charity from a Nottinghamshire woman who has lost five and a half stone and fallen in love with running.

Charlotte Sutton is looking to raise £1,000 from participating in the London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

“Leonard Cheshire Disability provides people with equipment and services that can be life changing and I wanted to help the charity deliver that,” Charlotte says.

The 25-year-old will be taking on her first marathon when she joins 38,000 runners at the famous race on Sunday  24 April.

“I started running after I gained a lot of weight. I felt intimidated at the gym because I was so big so I started running around my local river where no one would be about.”

“My weight came down to 9 stone 7, which is a big achievement for me, and now running is part of my life.”

Charlotte, an HR manager for an oil company, reports that training is going well, with the Newark-on-Trent resident now able to complete 10-12 mile runs on a regular basis.

“I would love to be able to run 20 miles, walk in between, and finish the race within 6 hours.”

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