Cat has completed her first London Marathon – raising more than £2500 for local foodbanks!
Twelve months ago the Lancaster and Fleetwood MP rarely ran for a bus, but after having a go at the Couch to 5K programme she caught the running bug.
“I’d really like to thank everyone who sponsored me for the London Marathon,” said Cat. “There were times when I was wondered what I’d let myself in for, but having so much support really motivated me to keep training!”
Cat will be sharing her sponsorship money with the Trussell Trust which provides emergency food packs for families in Lancaster and Morecambe as well as the foodbank in Fleetwood.
“According to The Trussell Trust, in 2010/11 their network distributed 61,000 emergency food parcels. This year that has risen to 2.5 million,” explained Cat. “This winter, more than ever, thousands of families will be relying on our foodbanks to stay alive. I’m pleased to have done my bit to help.”
If you’d like to sponsor Cat, please support her here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/catsmithmp.