MP smashes Marathon target

Congratulations to Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford & Isleworth, who ran in the marathon on Sunday and completed it within five hours – one hour and ten minutes quicker than last year.

She’s raising funds this year for two charities:

The Children’s Ward + Sun & Stars Appeal at West Mid Hospital, which is raising money to create a child-friendly, welcoming, calming environment on the ward with better facilities, specifically designed to make being in hospital easier for children and their parents.

While the hospital staff on the children’s wards provide excellent care, they could do with some improvements to the environment, including the installation of a dedicated teenagers’ space, a new play room, a ‘home-from-home’ parents’ area, entertainment equipment and technology at every bedside, and bespoke artwork throughout.

The other charity is Young Minds about which she says: ‘Every time I meet young people, teachers and parents, they tell me about their experience of the crisis in children & young people’s mental health; that the need is growing but when young people reach out, too often help is too hard to find.

That’s why I’ve decided that my second Marathon charity this year is Young Minds – they’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges’.

If you would like to help nudge the current total of £3,519.00 across the line to her target of £4,000.00, you can do so here.

Ruth was one of 14 MPs who completed the marathon. Not that MPs are at all competitive, but in that elite bunch she was eleventh to finish.