Hartlepool runner’s marathon effort pays for 24 potential life-savers

Kathryn Jacques raised �2,399 by doing the London Marathon.
Kathryn Jacques raised �2,399 by doing the London Marathon.

Twenty four people could now be potential life-saving bone marrow donors after a marathon runner’s amazing efforts.

And Kathryn Jacques has thanked the people of Hartlepool for all their support during her fundraising campaign as she prepared to run the London Marathon.

The 27-year-old from the town supported the Anthony Nolan Trust when she completed the 26-mile course.

Her final fundraising total was £2,399. Kathryn said: “It costs £100 for Anthony Nolan to recruit and look after a potential bone marrow donor, so we have added 24 donors to the Anthony Nolan register.

“That’s 24 people who have the potential to save a life.

“All the time spent training, and thinking and worrying about the marathon is more than worth it when I think of it that way.

“The support I’ve received has been so overwhelming and I feel so lucky to have so many special people in my life.

“It was very overwhelming and an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.”