Marathon runner’s fun day fills coffers

gardeners inn Awsworth, fun day to raise money for Jorden Marsh who is running the London Marathon for leukeamia. Maggie Dytham, Jorden Marsh, Linda Marsh and Brian Hall.
gardeners inn Awsworth, fun day to raise money for Jorden Marsh who is running the London Marathon for leukeamia. Maggie Dytham, Jorden Marsh, Linda Marsh and Brian Hall.

AN AWSWORTH dental nurse who is just a fortnight away from running the gruelling London Marathon has smashed her £2,000 target fundraising figure with a whopping £2,100 donated for Leukaemia Care.

Jorden Marsh held a fundraising fair in the car park of the Gardeners Arms, in Cossall, at the weekend to add £745 to her total.

Guests were treated to live music, cake stalls, a coconut shy, and fairground rides – all organised by the charitable 22-year-old.

“It went really, really well,” she said.

“I’m really grateful to everyone that donated money and helped me to organise the event.”

Other activities on offer on Saturday at the Awsworth Lane pub were face-painting and a bucking bronco.

Earlier this month, Jorden arranged another fundraising day in which she raised cash partly through a raffle in which she sold a football signed by Manchester United players for £150.

It is the first time Jorden will have competed in the 26-mile race through the streets of London on April 17.

“I am really nervous,” she said. “But it’s great to be raising money for such a good cause.”

When Jorden applied to run the race she had to ask charities if she could run for them.

She only found out after being picked by Leukaemia Care that her grandmother had died from the disease.

To add your donations to Jorden’s funds, go to www.justgiving.co.uk/jorden-marsh.