Bedale Marathon runner raises £1,120 for YAA

The Yorkshire Marathon had to be cancelled this year due to Covid but as Michelle Slade had done so much training for the challenge, she decided to continue and is running her own marathon around Bedale and the surrounding villages on the 18th October.  She had never been on a run before last year and amazingly has lost three stone during the last 12 months through training and admitted that at 58 years young, ‘she a little bit proud of herself’.

Michelle’s generous family and friends have donated to her JustGiving page and helped her raise a mammoth £1,120, over double her original fundraising target.

Tessa Klemz, North Yorkshire Community Fundraiser said: “We would like to thank Michelle for taking on such a mammoth personal challenge.  Like many charities, fundraising has been hit hard by Covid and thanks to Michelle’s enthusiasm and energy, we can continue to keep the two yellow helicopters flying across Yorkshire saving lives.”