One of our Podiatrists, Emma Godson is taking part in the London marathon this year.
Emma has completed the marathon once before but has decided to take on the challenge once more for a local charity Heidi’s Heroes.
Heidi’s Heroes aims to provide support, care and courage to those who need it most – when they need it most.
We are a registered charity based in Cheltenham, run by six volunteers. Other than a small marketing budget all our funds go directly to help others.
Our three core objectives are to provide practical help and advice to those with cancer and their families; to support the bereaved and give disadvantaged children the courage and opportunity to learn a potentially life-saving skill – swimming.
The reason we chose these three core objectives was as a tribute to Heidi who was initially diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Sadly the cancer returned and she died the year after her surgery. She was offered support by Maggie’s and her husband Paul was supported by Cruse after her death.
Heidi was a world champion swimmer and after her retirement from world class swimming she went on to coach and teach swimming to many young people in Gloucestershire. Swimming was her passion so supporting and encouraging children to take part in the sport is an integral part of Heidi’s Heroes’ work.
As you can see, Heidi’s Heroes can help make a difference in so many people’s lives, help Emma raise funds for them by sponsoring her fundraising page.