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Emma gets her running shoes on for charity

Donate to Emma's Ben fundraiser by visiting bit.ly/EmmaCMarathon or to Emma's MND Association fundraiser by visiting bit.ly/EmmaCMarathon2

Mother of one and JCT600 colleague of 16 years, Emma Cummins, will take on the mammoth challenge of the world-famous London Marathon in April, all in support of two amazing charities.

Emma – who started the ‘Couch to 5K’ programme in April 2018 – will run 26.2 miles in the capital to raise money and awareness for the automotive charity, Ben, and motor neurone disease charity, the MND Association.

Her entry into the London Marathon is the culmination of a love for running, and a taste for competition, as well as a desire to complete a ‘bucket list’ before she reaches the age of 40 in August this year.

Emma said: “It’s a huge challenge, and besides a few nerves, it’s all excitement for me. Training has started well, thanks to my running buddies at Oakworth Road Runners, and I’ll be trying to get as many miles in as possible over the winter months before really ramping up in the spring.

“Ben is a charity that’s close to all our hearts at JCT600, and though many of us will never need to call on their services, it’s so important to know that they’re there in case we do.

“As for why I’m supporting the MND Association, it all comes down to a very special lady who sadly died from MND in February 2018. Valerie Cummins – aka my Granny Val – did lots of fundraising for charities and was such an inspiration. She’s dearly missed.”

John Tordoff, Chief Executive of JCT600, said: “Emma’s a fantastic colleague to us all, and she’s doing a fantastic thing to raise money for Ben and the MND Association. It’s absolutely no small task to run the London Marathon, but we’ll be cheering her on every step of the way!”

The 2020 London Marathon takes place on Sunday, 26th April, following a course around the River Thames and the city centre.

Emma, 39, is the PA to Directors at JCT600, and lives near Bingley, West Yorkshire.

Ben is an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing life-long support to people who work – and have worked – in the motor industry, as well as their families. They provide support plans and interventions such as counselling, life coaching, and financial assistance for those in need.

You can follow Emma’s journey on Instagram @shawzie30!

Added: 31 January 2020

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