Fundraising day in village for marathon woman

AN AWSWORTH dental nurse who is planning to run the London Marathon next month is hoping to raise at least £1,000 at a fun day this weekend.

The car park at the Gardeners Arms, in Awsworth Lane, Cossall, will be host to fairground rides, coconut shies, facepainting and a bucking bronco, as well as other fun activities for all ages to help Jorden Marsh, 22, raise cash for Leukaemia Care.

It is the first time Jorden has competed in the annual 26-mile race.

She explained: “It was only after Leukaemia Care picked me to run for them that I found out my grandmother died from leukaemia in her 30s.”

For pictures of the event, which runs from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, see next week’s paper.