Marathon birthday treat for gran

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AFTER battling back from a stroke, Sheffield grandmother Angela Waterfield is all set for a different challenge - running her first half marathon.

The 50-year-old, from Parson Cross, is taking part in Sheffield Half Marathon this weekend and raising funds for Asylum Seeker Support Initiative Short Term Sheffield.

Angela, part of the Methodist Church - Parson Cross Initiative, promised to celebrate the year of her landmark birthday by helping others and has raised around £350 for the charity so far.

Angela, who suffered a stroke in 1994 when she was just 32, said: “You can never be sure after something like that how much you’re going to recover, but thankfully I am okay.

“It feels right to celebrate by helping others.”

She is running with son in law, Lee Allen who is raising money for Sheffield Childrens Hospital.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Angela-Waterfield or www.justgiving.com/LeeDAllen to sponsor them.