Stacey Langdon from Brixham is celebrating after completing the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23rd April and raising over £6500 to support people and families dealing with muscle-wasting conditions.
Supported by friends and family who travelled to London for the big day, she crossed the finishing line in just under 5 hours. From a pig racing night, pub quiz’s and pirates collecting at Brixham harbour, Stacey has worked tirelessly over the past 6 months to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, smashing her initial target of £2000.
Stacey ran in memory of her brother Jason, who sadly passed away in 1991 at the age of 3, after being diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
She had always wanted to do something to help raise money in memory of Jason and is overwhelmed by the local support she has received.
“This was my first ever marathon and it was a day I will never forget! The journey of training and fundraising has been emotional for not only me, but all my family, who deeply miss Jason.
The phrase that was most meaningful during my training, and was on the back of my running vest on Sunday, was ‘Run with the angels’ as, although Jason could not walk, we like to think he can now. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported me and helped me make it across the finish line!”
There’s still time to sponsor Stacey for her fundraising efforts by visiting: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StaceyLangdonFollow