A MOTHER is putting her best foot forward for the city’s half marathon this weekend to fundraise for a charity close to her heart.
Claire Duncan, a 40-year-old mum of three, will be running the 13-mile race to raise money for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), in honour of her daughter Mollie-J.
Born with the rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia, and having to undergo life-saving surgery at just 12 weeks old, Mollie-J, now eight years old, will one day require a liver transplant.
Claire, a teaching assistant at Richard Lee Primary School, is determined to raise over £500 despite only starting running last year.
Speaking about her training so far, Claire said: ” Half a marathon will be the longest I have ever run, so I’ll be pleased if I can just complete the course.
“I have had fantastic support from family, friends and colleagues and of course my girls will be there to cheer me on.”
More information CLDF can be found online at childliverdisease.org, and donations can be made to Claire’s cause at www.justgiving.com/Claire-Duncan5