95./ Leeds Chiropractor Secures London Marathon Spot To Raise Funds for Children’s Eye Charity
A little-known children’s charity is being supported by a Leeds based Chiropractor having won a space in this year’s London Marathon.
Amelia Laxton, 24 who is a chiropractor at Horsforth based Broadgate Chiropractic Space, will be running for MACS (www.macs.org.uk) who support children born with either no eyes at all or underdeveloped eyes. Amelia has a personal connection to the charity as her younger cousin Macy-Rose, age 9, was born with an optic disc coloboma of her left eye and has been supported by the MACS team.
“MACS has been a fantastic resource and support to Macy-Rose and the family. It might not be a charity familiar to many but to those it helps and supports, it really is invaluable. I hope I can do them proud and raise the money they need to continue providing their amazing services.”
Amelia is aiming to raise £2000 before the race takes place this year. A keen runner, Amelia is documenting her journey, including her training schedule, exercise tips and advice to help fellow runners and others who are undertaking the prestigious race.
“Being a chiropractor, I’m well-aware of the amazing benefits of running and keeping fit and active, but I’m also conscious that it does require the right strengthening, stretches and training plan to make sure I stay on track to complete the race in April. Hopefully through sharing my journey I’ll be able to help others who are also participating in their own running challenges.”
Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amelia-laxton2
You can follow Amelia’s journey at www.broadgatechiropractic.com/Amelias-marathon-run and on instagram @runningchiropractor and @broadgatechiropractors