Rugby runner heads for marathon in memory of mum - The Rugby Observer

Rugby runner heads for marathon in memory of mum

Rugby Editorial 2nd Apr, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A WOMAN from Rugby who lost her mum in a tragic horse riding accident is set to take on the London Marathon to raise £2,000 in her memory.

Rebecca Goodman is raising the funds for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance after her mum Jane received emergency treatment when she fell from her horse in 2010.

Avid horse rider Jane, 58, was airlifted to hospital but sadly died ten days later.

Rebecca, a 29-year-old from Coton Meadows, praised the work of the air ambulance and said she wanted to do something positive in memory of her mum.

“When mum had her accident the air ambulance was fantastic and even though her story didn’t have a happy ending, if it hadn’t been for them we wouldn’t have even had the chance to say goodbye.

“The people at Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance do such fantastic work and the fact is you never know when you might need their help.

“I wanted to raise money for this worthy cause in memory of my mum – it is making a positive contribution in her memory.

“The response I have had from people donating has been fantastic and I just want to get there and do it now.”

Rebecca, who works at Experian, has been training hard and recently completed the Silverstone half marathon in preparation for the London Marathon on April 26.

She is now on the edge of her fundraising goal of £2,000.

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Rebecca Goodman took on the Silverstone half marathon earlier this year in preparation for the London Marathon. (s)

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