Joanne goes the extra mile – or few

JoanneJoanne Butcher set off to run a 13 mile charity race thinking she’d never make it – but she did.

Plucky Joanne was doing her best to support a group of friends running for the Essex Air Ambulance and was thrilled to bits when her efforts helped raise a total of £800. “I enjoy keeping fit, I go to the gym and do a bit of running but never this far before,” admits Joanne, a Chelmsford Deputy Clearings Manager who is also on the site’s charity team.

“I ran the first seven miles and then jogged and walked the rest because it was pretty hilly. The crowds encouraged us and friends cheered me on so I made it in under three hours and really enjoyed it.

“I’ll definitely do more events and will keep on fund-raising because I like getting involved in helping good causes. “I’m grateful to all my colleagues at Chelmsford who supported my table top sale, which raised £56 towards the total.”