’s Julie set to run marathon in sister’s memory account manager Julie Mitchell will be running the 2016 London Marathon in aid of Helen & Douglas House – an Oxfordshire-based charity that looks after terminally ill children.

The hospice is close to Julie’s heart after it took care of her little sister Darcey Ella, providing support for the family right up until her sad passing in 2004.

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“They took great care of my little sister and I can’t describe how much the kindness everyone showed my family meant at such a difficult time. The guys at Helen & Douglas House do that for so many families, and to be able to give something back – even if it is only monetary value – would be brilliant,” said Julie.

The marathon, which takes place on April 24, will be Julie’s first, and she admits to a few nerves.

“I’m scared as anything, but excited to take part in such a huge event,” she commented. “It’s a bucket list achievement.”

When she gets to start line, however, it’ll all be about Helen & Douglas House and the memory of her little sister.

“I am very proud to be doing this run to raise money for Helen House. The staff were fantastic with Darcy Ella and it’s such a deserving cause.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Julie’s cause can do so via her JustGiving page (here).

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