Harleston mother staging fundraisers to support London Marathon run

Archbishop Sancroft High School receptionist Tanya Holloway is running the London Marathon to raise money for Parkinson's UK. ANL-160127-193816009

Archbishop Sancroft High School receptionist Tanya Holloway is running the London Marathon to raise money for Parkinson's UK. ANL-160127-193816009

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Marathon-running mum Tanya Holloway will take a training break tomorrow – but only to run a fund-raising children’s party instead.

She is holding the party at the Apollo Room in Harleston in aid of Parkinson’s UK. And she will follow that with a clairvoyance evening on February 18 to take her even closer to her target of £2000.

Already more than two-thirds of the way to her total, Mrs Holloway is running in the London Marathon in April in aid of Parkinson’s because her father, Terry Green, was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.

“You have to be motivated to keep up with the training but it was my choice to do it. Sufferers from Parkinson’s don’t have a choice,” she said.

Mrs Holloway, of Weavers Croft, Harleston, a receptionist at Archbishop Sancroft High School, took up running three years ago and has finished seven half-marathons.

“My family has been brilliant. My husband has taken over as chef and the children are excited by it. My youngest, Tia, who is seven, runs a mile with me on Mondays,” she said.

Tickets for tomorrow’s party, which is hosted by Funforce, are £4.50 if bought on the door or £4 if paid in advance at www.justgiving.com/Tanya-Holloway3. Tickets for the clairvoyance evening are £7 advance or £8 on the door.