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A first year Cirencester College student has set herself the challenge of running three half-marathons in 2021 to raise money for charity.

Tanwen Bird, who herself is a Sepsis-survivor, hopes to raise £1000 for UK Sespsis Trust and raise awareness of the illness in the process. The charity is a crucial aid to those suffering with the illness or with long-term effects of the disease, and raising awareness of the illness could be life-saving.

She said: “This year I wanted a challenge, so I have decided to run three half-marathons to raise money for the UK Sepsis Trust. Through the money that I am raising, the charity will be able to raise awareness for this illness, support sepsis-survivors, and give grief counselling support. Sepsis is something that very few people know about, but it kills 11 million people a year! I am very excited to do this but it’s also quite daunting as 13.1 miles is a long way! The Sepsis Trust is very close to my own heart and as a Sepsis-survivor I hope that more people will know about this illness and be able to spot the signs.”

Tanwen’s first half-marathon will be on 13th March, with the other two completed later in they year. You can donate and keep updated with Tanwen’s training here.

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