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GP's marathon effort raises £4,000 for hospital
3:30pm Tuesday 24th April 2012 in Kingswinford
A KINGSWINFORD GP has raised around £4,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital after pounding the streets of London.
Louise Butler, who works at Kingswinford Medical Practice and High Oak Surgery in Pensnett, took part in the 26-mile London Marathon on Sunday April 22 to show her support for the hospital which treated her son for a brain tumour.
The 38-year-old GP, who lives in Walsall, completed the event in six hours and 14 minutes.
She said: “I finished 45 minutes slower than my best but this marathon for me was about finishing pain free, giving something back and thanking everyone for their support during the last 15 months.”
She said couldn’t “thank the hospital enough” for saving her son’s life.
The seven-year-old was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in January 2011, and has undergone three operations and 15 months of chemotherapy treatment.
But his most recent scans show he is now clear of cancer, Louise told the News.
Anyone wishing to add to Louise’s sponsorship can do so online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LouiseButler1