London Marathon: Barking resident fundraising for charity that cared for her grandad

PUBLISHED: 13:01 16 April 2018

Emma is running for St Joseph’s Hospice. Picture: Emma Penton

Emma is running for St Joseph’s Hospice. Picture: Emma Penton

Emma Penton

Emma Penton is preparing to run her sixth London Marathon after lots of intensive training.

She recently completed her last long run - 18 miles - in preparation for this year’s event and is now regularly running the shorter distance of nine miles in preparation for the big race.

Emma will be running for a cause close to her heart - St Joseph’s Hospice, which is based in Hackney. So far she has raised over £350 for the charity.

“My grandad passed away in St Joseph’s, so I’m running to raise money for them,” she said.

The charity has to raise £19,000 each day to keep its services up and running for the 2.2 million people in the community the hospice serves.

The charity provide palliative care, emotional support, therapy and activities to the terminally ill.

You can donate to Emma’s fund at

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