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A 31-year-old Cheltenham woman is donning her trainers to run the Tewkesbury Half Marathon in May, in aid of Heidi’s Heroes.

Lorea Sarobe, from Springbank, is aiming to complete the course in less than two hours and raise hundreds of pounds for us. Lorea, who works in Sport Development at Birmingham University, is a qualified personal trainer and football coach. She is also a former student of the University of Gloucestershire, where she completed a Sports and Exercise Science degree.

She also worked at the University and it’s there she met Millie Wood, daughter of the late Heidi Wood, and of the Heidi’s Heroes charity founder Paul Wood.

Lorea said: “I had a good relationship with the Uni rugby team that Millie played for and I kept in touch with Millie when I left.

“I wanted to do something to support Heidi’s Heroes and their cancer fitness classes were the ideal thing for me to raise money for. Being active is so important for physical and mental health and I would like to help fund these important sessions for those with cancer.”

To find out more Lorea attended one of the Heidi’s Heroes fitness classes where she met and talked to class members and joined in some of the exercise circuits.