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Ipswich: Reporter Lauren Everitt nears marathon charity fundraising goal

16:04 25 February 2014

Lauren Everitt is set to run the London Marathon.

Lauren Everitt is set to run the London Marathon.


East Anglian Daily Times reporter Lauren Everitt is edging closer to her fundraising goal as she prepares to take on this year’s Virgin London Marathon.

The 25-year-old, from Holbrook, is now more than a quarter of the way towards the £2,000 she needs to raise for St Elizabeth Hospice, after successfully applying for one of the charity’s Gold Bond places.

Funds have come from a cake sale, online donations and £200 corporate sponsorship from Highcliff Veterinary Practice.

In total, more than £600 has been raised so far.

She said: “I am so pleased with how much has been raised but I know there is still a long way to go.

“I have always wanted to do the marathon and am pleased to be doing it for such a worthy local cause.”

The 26.2-mile race takes place on April 13.

You can donate via or send cheques payable to St Elizabeth Hospice to Lauren Everitt, East Anglian Daily Times, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.


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