The school provides education, care, therapy, medical support, and independence training to young people with physical disabilities but needs to raise millions of pounds each year.
Lizzy, who runs with the RunFitMum club in Rowledge founded by Caroline Eaton and Sasha Cowley, has been training since December in preparation for her first marathon.
She hopes to raise £2,000 for Treloar’s through her charity donation page (https://tinyurl.com/3ujcywbr).
Lizzy said: “I run for pleasure, for sanity, for clear thinking, for companionship, for friendship, for chat, for personal reward and the challenge. I am lucky, my body generally does what I need it to do. After several years of running and a couple of half marathons under my running belt, I have a London Marathon itch that I want to scratch!”
She added: “Treloar’s is one of only a small number of schools for severely disabled children, some of whom have life-limiting conditions; children who have a right to a good education. For the young people at Treloar’s, severe physical disability means that everyday life is full of challenges both in the classroom and in daily living.”
According to Lizzy, Treloar’s needs to raise £2 million every year to continue to meet the needs of their pupils. She urged the community to support her in her fundraising efforts, saying: “Please support me with this challenge and give generously.”
Those interested in supporting Lizzy Hetherington’s fundraising efforts for Treloar’s can visit https://2023tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/elizabeth-hetherington-048a6