Ruth Cadbury MP runs Marathon for Macmillan and Friends of Cathja

Ruth Cadbury MP ran her fourth Marathon last Saturday, raising charity funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Isleworth’s Friends of Cathja, by completing the Thames Meander run from Kingston to Barn Elms and back.

Friends of Cathja supports people from across Hounslow suffering from enduring mental health problems. Based on the Cathja, a converted Dutch Barge moored on the Thames in Isleworth, the charity provides creative space in a safe and supported environment.

Macmillan Cancer Care supports people with cancer and their families nationally, particularly with end of life care, and helped Ruth’s sister and her family. They are there to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support to them and their loved ones.

Ruth had planned to run in the London Marathon in October but was forced to withdraw due to illness.

Speaking after the race, Ruth said:

‘‘I’ve always loved the opportunity to represent causes both close to my heart, and in the local community, through my running. Although my run on Saturday was a slow time, finishing was a wonderful experience. I was delighted that despite missing the London Marathon this year, I was still able to raise money for these two great causes.

Both Friends of Cathja and Macmillan do a huge amount to support local people and I’d like to thank everyone who supports them and has contributed to my fundraising efforts so far”.

Ruth’s Macmillan and Friends of Cathja fundraising pages are open, until the end of November. To donate to Macmillan, go via Ruth’s Virgin fundraising page; https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RuthCadbury and donate to Friends of Cathja via their fundraising link; https://connectfoundationmenthalhealth.enthuse.com/#!/ and add 'Ruth's Marathon run' as the message.