Tuesday 24th April 2012
A dedicated mum has battled through the pain of a hip injury to finish the Virgin London Marathon in memory of her baby daughter.
Carole Brown, completed the 26.2-mile course in the capital after suffering pain after 15 miles.
The firefighter, from Maidstone, Kent, completed the marathon in just over six hours in memory of her daughter Charlotte, who had Edwards syndrome and died at eight days old.
During the race the 46-year-old raised £3,500 for Richard House Children's Hospice in Beckton, east London, which supported Charlotte before she died in June 2009.
She said: "The marathon was a wonderful experience, but also a painful one.
"Just getting over the finishing line was very emotional for me. The crowd were brilliant and it was great to see my husband Alan, who ran the race last year in Charlotte's memory, supporting me all the way."
Manjeet Boparai, events manager at Richard House, said: "The London Marathon is always a wonderful event for our runners and supporters, and this year was no different.
"Well done to everyone who took part; the children, families and staff at Richard House are incredibly grateful."
The hospice provides care and services to children with life-limiting, life-threatening and complex healthcare conditions and their families from London.