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Teacher's Marathon Effort For MS Society

Mrs Dennis and Mrs Shepherd

Mrs Lisa Shepherd's fundraising efforts to support her colleague, Mrs Kelly Dennis, who is living with multiple sclerosis (MS) have culminated in running the Virgin Money  London Marathon and raising over £4,000 for her chosen charity, the MS Society.

Mrs Shepherd, Psychology teacher and Head of Year 11, said:  “When my colleague Mrs Dennis was diagnosed with MS last year I knew I had to do something to help.  Despite the devastating impact this has had on her life, and those around her, she never ever gives up and is an absolute inspiration to everyone. She truly is remarkable and anything I can do to help her I will.  In her honour I was determined to finish the marathon and raise as much money as possible to help her and others in the same situation.”

Despite suffering an injury which hampered her training schedule quite significantly Mrs Shepherd managed to complete the gruelling marathon course in six hours, 27 minutes and 17 seconds. She also organised a number of other fundraising activities including raffles, charity events and selling donated items on eBay.

Mrs Dennis, Health and Social Care teacher at St Paul’s, said:  “Mrs Shepherd has done an incredible thing and the funds she has raised will help the MS Society in its vital work of raising awareness of MS, funding essential research and helping people with the condition to live the best lives they can.  I feel so lucky to work with such an amazing colleague.”

Mrs Shepherd added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the St Paul’s community, my family and friends for supporting me so enthusiastically on my fundraising journey – I couldn’t have achieved this without you.”

If you would like to donate to Mrs Shepherd’s fundraising for MS you can find her Just Giving page here  

You can find out more about MS and the work of the MS Society here

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