Marathon run for Catthorpe worker in memory of grandma

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Thoughts of her grandma will get runner Alice Fenwick to the finish line of the London Marathon.

She is taking part in the event on her 25th birthday to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alice’s grandmother died after suffering with the disease for five years.

Alice said: “I have seen first-hand how cruel this disease can be, not only affecting individuals but those caring for them and entire families too.”

Alice works at the Manor Farm Shop in Catthorpe and has been following a strict training schedule while working full time.

She has completed four half marathons in the last few years and is really looking forward to the challenge.

Her goal is to raise £1,000, but Alice wants to help the charity as much as possible and smash the target.

The Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support for people with all types of dementia, their families and their carers, touching the lives of over 30,000 people every week.

Anyone can sponsor Alice online by visiting or by visiting the tearoom.


Every year 30,000 people run the 26-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity. Many run in outrageous fancy-dress. Previous years’ costumes have included a giant penguin, a London bus, Superman, and a slow-moving snail. The Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all abilities, from beginners who walk the course to professional athletes. If you are taking part, send your details to