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Sharon Comben running the London Marathon to raise funds to help patients with dementia.

Broomfield Hospital’s audiology manager Sharon Comben will be running in the London Marathon for the first time to raise funds for the Friends at Broomfield Hospital’s project to help patients with dementia.

Sharon, 36, from Chelmsford, will be the first ever marathon runner for the Friends, a group of volunteers who fundraise to buy equipment and amenities for patients, visitors and staff at the hospital.

Money raised in sponsorship by Sharon will go towards the hospital’s dementia project which is being supported by the Friends, who are providing bags of toiletries for patients with dementia who are admitted to the hospital.

Sharon admits she has at times found training for the marathon tough going and on occasions has felt “tired, sick, excited and nervous about the big day.”

But she has overcome difficulties she encountered with running, by having some orthotic insoles in her trainers and since then has been making great strides.

Sharon said: “I have had great support from my sister who ran the Marathon a couple of years ago, so she has been giving me good advice about the day. I am looking forward to the marathon and hope to raise as much as I can for such a good cause.”

You can support Sharon at http://www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Stern1 or make a donation at the FRIENDS Shops at Broomfield Hospital.

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