Vikki Slade, the leader of the BCP council, has announced she will be taking part in Virgin’s London Marathon in 2020. Her reason for doing so is in memory of her late mother who passed away 12 years ago in November.
She is raising money for the Marie Curie foundation whilst doing so. It is these nurses that provided care for her mum in her final stages of life. The charity also aided other members of her family including her 2 cousins and aunt.
Whilst Councillor Slade has entered the ballot in previous years this is the first time she has been accepted. She felt it was perfect timing in her life as her position in local council will allow her to raise as much money as possible and reach her £2,500 goal.
Vikki explains she has memories of her dad running the marathon when she much younger and she hopes to be an inspiration for her daughter who is a keen runner herself.
I want to be able to have my dad with me next year, actually with a ‘run vikki run’ sign instead of me holding a ‘run daddy run’ sign.
Listen to Libby Spark’s full interview with Vikki Slade below; you can donate to support Vikki’s cause here.