Tenth time lucky as Amy completes London Marathon in memory of Grampy Garrett

May 2019


Amy Cameron overcame injury to complete the London marathon in aid of Prospect Hospice, raising £630.70 – over three times her initial fundraising target.

Amy ran in memory of ‘Grampy Garrett,’ father to her sister-in-law Emma, to say thank you to the hospice for the care their family received: ‘Grampy Garrett’ was looked after by our Prospect@Home service while fighting bowel cancer in 2017.

Emma said: “All of the nurses that came to the house were absolutely wonderful and I could not thank them enough, for helping my dad and all of our family through a sad time in our lives.”

Amy was delighted when she found out that she had been awarded a place on the starting line of the 2019 London Marathon. She had previously applied for a place every year for the last ten years without success.

With Amy’s place guaranteed and excitement building, she sustained a back injury three weeks before the big day. Amy said: “It was an extremely stressful time, but fortunately I managed to get through it and was given the go ahead to take part two days before.”

Amy completed the race in three hours and forty-seven minutes.

When Amy reached the iconic landmark, Tower Bridge, she took the opportunity to think about ‘Grampy Garrett’ and the reasons why she was taking part, which brought tears to her eyes.

Running her first marathon for charity gave her the motivation and responsibility to continue even though she was in pain throughout, she knew she was running in memory of lots of people which spurred her on.

Amy had lots of people support her with fundraising and contributing to the overall total, which was over three times her initial target. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy provided their support by holding a non-uniform day which raised £200.00.

Sally Bere, Challenges Fundraiser, said: “Thank you Amy for your amazing support in memory of Grampy Garrett, and raising vital funds for our nursing care.”

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Pictured above (left to right): Grampy Garrett, Amy, and Emma
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