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Stirling woman's marathon tribute to mum.

s A Stirling woman is running in this weekend's London Marathon in memory of her mum who sadly died from pancreatic cancer last year.

Jenny Bairner is also running to raise funds for charity Pancreatic Cancer UK for which she has already raised PS7,500 so far.

Her mum Fiona (60) also from Stirling passed away last year.

Jenny said:"In January 2018 we got the horrendous news that my mum had pancreatic cancer, and just 12 days later in ForthValley Hospital she passed away.

"I have so much admiration for my mum, she was the strongest, bravest woman I have ever known and will probably ever know.

"My whole family and my mum's friends are all heartbroken by the sudden loss of such a kind and loving person to this nasty disease.

"I am trying to raise funds to beat this horrible disease, to stop families going through what we had to go through at the beginning of 2018."

Jenny has already completed the Glentress Half Marathon in February and last month's Alloa Half Marathon In the UK around 9,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year with just 1% surviving for ten years; 3% for more than five years; and 21% for one year or more.

Jenny is travelling to London with the support of some of her colleagues from the Stirling office of the accountants and business advisers French Duncan where she works in the payroll department.

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
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Date:Apr 24, 2019
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