A 46-year-old woman from Warrington smashed both her target time and her £260 fundraising goal when she completed the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.
Jo Nemits was running to raise awareness for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), a charity that is close to her heart as she has been living with the debilitating condition for 18 years.
The BTA supports those living with tinnitus, the often-distressing sensation of noises in the head and/or ears that affects almost 22,500 adults in Warrington alone, and around one in eight across the UK.
The British Tinnitus Association’s vision is “A world where no one suffers from tinnitus” which Jo fully supports. She is keen to raise awareness and vital funds for tinnitus research and support through her training and challenge event.
Jo completed the course in an astonishing 3 hours, 45 minutes and 57 seconds, which smashed her previous best marathon time.
She said: “I loved raising money for BTA and I’m thrilled that I ran a ‘Good For Age’ time and hope I get an automatic place in next year’s London Marathon!”
The BTA’s Fundraising Officer Jess Pollard commented: “We’re thrilled that Jo was able to smash her goals and run such an amazing time – she understands how important our services are and is dedicated to raising crucial funds and awareness for tinnitus. Thank you, Jo!”
Anyone who would like to donate to Jo should visit justgiving.com/fundraising/joanne-nemits1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part in your own challenge.