A FORMER Headlands pupil is repaying Bridlington’s Macmillan nurses for the care they gave her dying grandmother by running the London Marathon for the charity.
Juliette Booth has been in training for the mammoth run since last year and completed a half-marathon in Lancaster last November in under two hours.
She said that training for the London event was difficult to fit around her busy full-time sales manager job but that she was determined to succeed in the marathon as a thank you to the Macmillan nurses who cared for her grandmother Winifred Booth of Marton Fields who died in 1993.
Juliette, who is now 33 and lives in Leeds, said: “I know I’m doing this 18-years later, but I want to be able to give something back and to say thank you for what the nurses did for my grandma.
“They were wonderful with her, visiting her and looking after her, and I’ve never forgotten what they did.”
The London Marathon takes place in the Capital on April 17 and anyone who would like to help Juliette raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support can donate via her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/juliette-booth.
Sponsorship forms for Juliette’s run are also available from JC’s restaurant on Queen Street.