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Day service assistant Cath Calvert runs the City to Sea marathon in aid of Age UK Exeter.

Published on 23 August 2018 01:22 PM

Day service assistant Cath Calvert is taking on on the City to Sea Marathon to raise money for a defibrillator for Age UK Exeter's Sycamores Centre.

Cath says: "I love working for Age UK Exeter. It's a wonderful organisation. Our clients come in and have a laugh; they have good company, delicious, nutritious hot meals. We play games, do activities like craft and cooking. Some of our clients have a shower, have their hair cut and styled, maybe have their nails painted. There's something for everyone. Age UK Exeter strives to end social isolation and loneliness for local older people and it's wonderful to be part of it and see what a difference we can make. 

 At the Sycamores Centre, we don't currently have a defibrillator or access to one. Given the demographic with which we are working, a defibrillator is an important piece of equipment which could save lives. It'll help me work my way through those 26 miles knowing that it's aiding such a good cause".

Cath will be running the marathon on 1st September and we are wishing her the very best of luck!

To sponsor Cath, help pay for a new defibrillator and to follow her journey, please donate on her Facebook page here.