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Harrow woman goes the distance for charity
A charity worker returning to running after injury raised hundreds of pounds in a half marathon.
Jackie Bowles, from Harrow, took part in the the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday for national deafblind charity Sense.
Ms Bowles was previously a regular runner for the charity but injured herself five years ago and has not run since.
Sunday’s run through Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s park, was her first event since and she crossed the line in one hour 57mins, raising £340.
She said: “I’m really pleased all the hard training paid off.
“Working at Sense for three years, I got to know the great work the charity does and the difference our services can make to the lives of those with sight and hearing impairments and their families alike.
“I’ve always wanted to run for Sense and do something different other than my job to show my support to the people we help.”
Sense helps and supports children and adults who have a combination of sight and hearing impairment, which is known as deafblindness.
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