A fundraising force to be reckoned with

Chloe Burdett centre, with Emma Tudge and Nicola Leftley
Chloe Burdett centre, with Emma Tudge and Nicola Leftley

A former RAF servicewoman from Daventry will be taking on the London Marathon next month to raise money for a military charity.

Chloe Burdett is training to take on the gruelling 26- mile challenge in April and has set herself the target of raising £1,500 for the British Forces Foundation.

She said: “The foundation is a fantastic charity that supports our troops currently serving, and also those injured as a result of operations.

“They provide entertainment events, celebrity visits and support at particularly difficult times in order to boost morale and hopefully make the time fly by quicker until the servicemen and women return home.

“As an ex-servicewoman myself recently serving in the RAF, I know what it is like to be away from home for long periods of time and I have benefitted from what British Forces Foundation do.

“I worked as a radiographer in many of the military hospitals including Camp Bastion in Afghanistan as well as the QE in Birmingham.

“I met some fantastic men and women who have overcome the most difficult of situations and I believe the work British Forces Foundation do assists this.

“I would be immensely proud to reach my target for BFF and also to get a good time for the London Marathon.

“This will be the first I have ever done and training is well underway. I am currently running an average of 20 miles a week around the local area and I meet many fantastic well-wishers along the way.

“The support of local people, dog walkers, van drivers etc. is a real boost, a little cry of “keep running” or just a “hello” always gives me a spur to run faster.”

Anyone wanting to support Ms Burdett and the British Forces Foundation ca do so via www.virginmoneygiving.co.uk/chloeburdett.