Barnoldswick student with cystic fibrosis to run London Marathon

Lucy Broughton is running the London Marathon for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a condition she was diagnosed with aged five.
Lucy Broughton is running the London Marathon for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a condition she was diagnosed with aged five.

A BARNOLDSWICK student who lives with cystic fibrosis is taking on a massive challenge to help other sufferers.

Lucy Broughton (20), is running the London Marathon next month for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The Law student, who is set to graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University this summer, was diagnosed with the condition aged five.

Despite some worrying illnesses in childhood, Lucy said it now only affects her mildly as she does so much exercise and keeps her lungs in good shape. She is even captain of her university cheerleading squad, which came second in a national competition last weekend.

She said: “Training for the marathon has been fine, though it might have taken me longer to build it up. I am very nervous, but particularly about getting down to London to start with. I am running it alone but have been in touch with some of the other people who are running for the same charity.”

Lucy said she is confident she can complete the course but needs some help to reach her £2,000 sponsorship target.

To help Lucy’s appeal, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Lucy Broughton