A manager at a Stanmore based rugby club has completed the London Marathon and raised thousands of pounds for charity in the process.
Tash Ghinn manages Harrow Rugby under 8s who are based at Wood Lane in Stanmore and she put down her whistle to finish the London Marathon in four hours and 21 minutes.
She took on the gruelling 26.2mile course to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and she smashed her original £2,500 target to raise more than £4,500.
Tash had the support of the rugby club in her fundraising quest and was supported by her family who are also heavily involved in the Stanmore based club.
Her children Sam and Charlotte both play for Harrow Minis while husband, Matt, is a coach for what will be next season’s Harrow under 12s.
Explaining her reason for raising funds for Macmillan Tash said: “Over the past year or so cancer has touched the lives of many of my nearest and dearest not least some of the lovely ladies I play netball with.
“I hope by running the marathon and raising money for Macmillan I can have a small but positive impact on their lives.”
Full of praise for Tash’s marathon effort the rugby club said: “What a great achievement and a fantastic effort.
“Our club helped her beat her original target through various fundraising events and also by her netball team who helped take her well past the initial figure.
“She is still hoping for more so if you would like to donate to the excellent cause and read her story visit her fundraising page.”
For more information visit justgiving.com/fundraising/natasha-ghinn2