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Kane to take on London Marathon to raise funds for charity

Bermuda resident Maxine Kane will compete in the London Marathon to raise money for a UK charity that cares for a young family member

Kane, 39, has been training for Sunday’s race since January in an effort to raise cash for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Her cousin James Kane, who is nine and from Harthill, Sheffield has regular care at the hospice in South Yorkshire.

Clocking in over 260 miles this year, Kane, who has lived in Bermuda since 1998, has set up a blog so people can follow her progress right up until the starter’s gun.

“I wanted to raise funds to support the children's hospice which my cousin’s son attends for respite,” said Kane. “My cousin has two disabled children, both of whom will never be able to lead independent lives so once a month the youngest gets to spend a night at respite, at the hospice which provides medical care for him while he is there.

“I've been training since January, and over three months have run a total of 260 miles in training, gradually increasing my runs from six to 20 miles.

“The children's hospice I am supporting is Bluebell Wood based in South Yorkshire, England. It provides care and support to children with shortened life expectancy and their families.”

Although she hasn’t previously run a full marathon, Kane has completed two Bermuda Day Half Marathons and is ready to pound the pavement in the streets of London.

“I have previously ran May 24 half marathon in Bermuda twice before, as part of 'Team Hope' that raised funds for the Hope Academy in Bermuda.

“It has been wonderful to train in Bermuda.

“The people are so supportive and honk, wave and say good morning to you while out training and despite the lack of footpaths the drivers on the roads are courteous and considerate to runners.

“This is my first marathon, and although I know I won’t win any prizes, it is for a good cause and I’m just happy to be running.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Maxine-Kane.

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Published April 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm (Updated April 15, 2013 at 8:39 pm)

Kane to take on London Marathon to raise funds for charity

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