A KEEN runner who was forced to hang up her trainers temporarily after serious illness has returned to the streets - to raise thousands of pounds for a Sheffield-based charity.
Sandra Hedley, who lives in Thorpe Hesley, said that after her health problem in 2009, she could ‘not even run half a mile’ but, this April, she had recovered enough to enter the London Marathon.
The Rotherham-based solicitor turned 48 on the day of the race, in April, and managed to complete the course raising £6,220 in sponsorship for St Dunstan’s, which supports blind ex service personnel.
Sandra, who is married with two children aged 16 and 20, revealed she chose to support the organisation because her uncle, Ronald Skidmore, who served in the Royal Engineers and lost his sight received help from the charity
Ron, who was a football referee in his spare time before becoming blind, accompanied Sandra to present a cheque to St Dunstan’s, which is based on Fulwood Road, Broomhill. Log onto www.justgiving.org.uk/Sandra-Hedley to donate.