Full Ahead For Full Stop Campaign
(16th March 2004)
Local businesswoman and mother, Lynn Whitnall, is in training for the 2004 Flora London Marathon on Sunday 18th April to raise vital funds for and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Lynn has already endured many lonely winter nights training for the event. She will be joining the ranks of 30,000 other runners preparing to risk blisters, cramps and the dreaded ‘20 mile wall’ where many entrants feel that they just cannot continue another step. Lynn, determined to complete the gruelling 26 mile run, has the full backing of her husband and three sons and said, “Taking part in the marathon will be a unique challenge for me. The knowledge that I will be raising funds to help prevent the suffering and abuse of children will spur me on to the finishing line”.
Lynn is managing director of Future Safe, an organisation that offers bespoke policies and procedures including risk assessment and training for leisure companies and businesses dealing with children when appointing protection officers. They also administrate checks on prospective employees on behalf of companies and offer a support line for officers. Lynn is also a director of Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne where she organises charity, corporate and fund raising events, so finding time to train for the marathon while being a full time working mum is testament to Lynn’s determination to raise awareness and much needed funds for the NSPCC.
Britain’s number one female middle distance runner, Kelly Holmes, who holds major titles at Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European level, is patron of the NSPCC’s Running Team. Kelly said “There are currently 30,000 children considered at risk in this country, with 600 being added to the child protection register every week, so the need has never been greater. Lynn will be doing far more than running a marathon. With every step, and every penny raised, she will be helping fund the NSPCC’s vital work”.
If you would like to sponsor Lynn or receive further details, please contact her on: 07769 894174.
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