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Runner taking on two marathons for Beckton hospice

PUBLISHED: 15:03 10 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:03 10 March 2015

Emma Roebuck, left, will be taking on the London and Manchester marathons for Richard House Children's Hospice

Emma Roebuck, left, will be taking on the London and Manchester marathons for Richard House Children's Hospice

Tom Morton

Running one marathon is enough for most people, but Emma Roebuck is taking on two - just one week apart.

The double challenge will see the 28-year-old take on the Manchester Marathon on April 19 before pounding the streets of the capital a week later, raising money for Richard House Children’s Hospice in the process.

It will be the second London Marathon Emma will run for the Beckton hospice, having raised £3,000 last year.

She said: “I could see that the money I managed to raise made a difference to the hospice.

“I have a friend who taught someone who attended the hospice and she praises the work the hospice did for that child and his family and friends.

“It’s clear the hospice makes a huge difference to their lives.”

To sponsor Emma, visit justgiving.com/EmmaRoebuck2

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