Sudbury woman will run the London Marathon to raise funds for the YMCA

Kally Henry is limbering up for the biggest test of her life

A Sudbury resident is limbering up for the biggest test of her life as she prepares to take to the streets of central London for a fundraising mission.

Kally Henry, will be putting her body to the test and will run 26.2 gruelling miles at the world famous London Marathon this month.

Mrs Henry, who lives in Compton Avenue, will be attempting to raise �2,000 for the YMCA when she takes to the streets with thousands of other competitors for the big race on April 22.

She said: “Having visited the YMCA twice recently it really brought home to me how important their services are, any donation would make a huge difference.”

The YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) has more than 45 million members worldwide and aims to help young people achieve the best out of life.

Mrs Henry, who has already raised �500 said it was following the riots, which struck the capital last summer that she was inspired to fundraise for the charity.

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She said: “It was an obvious choice after the summer riots, there has to be an answer as to why so many young people feel disillusioned with life.

“This is my way of trying to reach out to some young people, and hopefully remind them they are an important part of society, as they are our future.”

To prepare, the 40-year-old has been on a gruelling six month schedule but said that, despite running the Great South Run last year this will be the biggest challenge she has faced in her life.

She said: “During a moment of madness I thought the London Marathon couldn’t be much harder. How wrong was I?

“It’s been a very tough road, the training is gruelling and has been intensive, I seriously underestimated how hard it was going to but the big day is nearly here and the fundraising campaign is in full swing.”

To sponsor Kally you can visit her just giving page www.justgiving/kally-henry or arrange to deliver a donation by contacting