Fund Takes First Steps Into Europe

Jacqueline Prouse holds aloft the national flag of Germany
Jacqueline Prouse is all set to tackle the 34th Berlin Half Marathon on behalf of The Stephen Carey Fund

Jacqueline Prouse is helping The Stephen Carey Fund conquer Europe by taking part in the 34th Berlin Half Marathon later this month.

A member of Alnwick Harriers Jacqueline has been taking part in this run for a few years but decided this year to run it in aid of ourselves.

The event takes place on 30th March and last year was undertaken by over 32,000 participants.

Jacqueline explains “This cause is dear to me because I also had an undiagnosed heart condition which was discovered in 1995 when I was 25 years old.  I collapsed one evening at home following a 5 mile run.  I’d suffered a stroke which was attributed to an Atrial Septal Defect, often known as a ‘hole in the heart’.  I was very fortunate.  I had corrective surgery at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle which today allows me to do the thing I love – run!”

“I am aiming to raise £500 for the fund but would dearly love to reach £1,000 as that would essentially secure another public access defibrillator for a community”.

If you would like to show your support for Jacqueline and make a donation click here.

Not intent on raising monies for The Stephen Carey Fund, Jacqueline is also a committee member for the Druridge Bay 10k who selected The Stephen Carey Fund as their cause for 2014 – all profits from the race will be donated to the fund.  The event takes place on Sunday 25th May and more details are available here.

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