Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Yewande is the pride of Tilbury after completing the London Marathon

TILBURY resident Yewande Kannike has done the town proud by completing the 26.2 mile London Marathon last Sunday.

The 46 year old, dubbed ‘Superwoman’ by friends, took 7 hrs and 1 min to complete the race, all in aid of charity.

Yewande said: “I knew it was going to be hard but I really wanted to raise money for One Community, a local charity here in Tilbury. Theirs isn’t a cause that immediately pulls at your heartstrings, but they make such a difference to people’s lives by always being there, happy to help and giving people the confidence , skills and information to make things better for themselves and their families.

“Thanks to your wonderful donations, I’ve been able to raise nearly £2,000 so far! Please continue to sponsor me, either online through http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/yewande or by popping into the One Community shop next to Tilbury Taxis”.

One Community Chair, Sarah Bryant, said: “We’re so grateful to Yewande. We just can’t imagine the sheer willpower it must have taken to keep on going for 7 long, painful hours – that’s an amazing achievement and the mark of a true champion! A big thank you to Yewande and everyone who sponsored her. This is such a precious gift to One Community. It will help us to continue supporting people in our community and releasing local potential”.

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