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Amy's Marathon Mission for Charity

A fitness Instructor has run the London Marathon for charity

Amy Kitson, 38, originally from St Albans, Hertfordshire, completed the marathon this month to raise money for RETT UK.

RETT UK support families that live with RETT syndrome – a severe and lifelong neurological disorder, which results in mental and physical disability.

Amy’s youngest daughter, Emily, was born with RETT syndrome. Emily is nonverbal and requires 24-hour care for every aspect of her life.

“She has the smile of an angel and we strive to make her life as full and enriched as possible. There may be some very tough times ahead - she could lose the ability to walk and develop seizures amongst other complications associated with the disease.”

Amy travelled to London to complete the marathon on 28th April.

She said: “We want to support other families like us by supporting RETT UK. Raising awareness and donations would help so much!

“We’re very grateful to them for their guidance whenever we need it and want to contribute to the amazing work they do.”

Amy is a Fitness Instructor at Royston Leisure Centre, which is operated by Barnsley Premier Leisure.

Kevan Riggett-Barrett, Facility Manager at Royston Leisure Centre, is impressed by Amy’s dedication to raising awareness of RETT Syndrome.

He said: “She is a passionate and vibrant part of our team who is enthusiastic about raising funds for charities. As part of BPL’s commitment to our strategic priorities, we are happy to support Amy to raise as much as possible for RETT UK.

“We would encourage all our customers, members and guests to help support Amy with her events.”

For more information about RETT Syndrome, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Rett-syndrome/ 

Amy is raising money through a Just Giving page, there is still time to donate. You can find her page at: www.justgiving.com/amyandbrian
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