Biggleswade woman taking on London 2 Brighton Challenge in honour of grandmother who was instrumental in her recovery from anorexia

Hannah Brown is running the London to Brighton 100km in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hannah Brown is running the London to Brighton 100km in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. - Credit: Archant

A Biggleswade woman is taking on the ultimate challenge in honour of her grandmother who played a part in her recovery from anorexia.

Hannah Brown is tackling the gruelling 100km London 2 Brighton challenge – which starts on Saturday – to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity which cared for grandmother Kathleen Crossley before she died at the age of 80 shortly before Christmas.

To make the challenge even more daunting, Hannah recently tore the tendons in her left ankle, but she is determined to complete more than half the distance.

The 25-year-old, who works at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery in Halls Green, said: “Grandma was so much more than a grandparent, she was true friend, a confidant and the most phenomenal support in times of real desperation and helplessness.

“From her handwritten cards, to visits in hospital, my grandma was a rock and constant shoulder to cry on.

“I was and am so proud of my grandma, her cruel illness took its toll quickly and once the cancer had hold of her it didn’t let go but she is in the hands of her God, safe from pain and hurt. Most importantly she is with grandad, dancing until the sun comes up.

“Because of the strength and determination that she has left in me, I am undertaking this challenge for a cause that helps people die in a peaceful and pain-free way and that supports those who are left behind.

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“The Macmillan team do a fantastic job, and its unsung heroes bring sunshine and hope during the darkest of days. Please give as much or as little as you can.”

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