St Albans woman raises £2,300 for people with facial disfigurements in Africa

Emily Eldred with her family after finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: Submitted by

Emily Eldred with her family after finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: Submitted by Emily Eldred - Credit: Archant

A St Albans marathon runner has raised £2,300 for young people with facial disfigurements in Africa.

Emily Eldred after finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Project Harar. Picture: Subm

Emily Eldred after finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Project Harar. Picture: Submitted by Emily Eldred - Credit: Archant

Emily Eldred completed the Virgin Money London Marathon, her first 26.2mile race, on April 28 in four hours, 24 minutes, and 36 seconds.

The 25-year-old was raising money for Project Harar, a charity which treats and rehabilitates children and young people with facial deformities in Ethiopia.

She has already raised £2,300, but hopes to bump up that total for the good cause.

“It was really amazing, I completed my first marathon and I am really happy. The crowds and the atmosphere were incredible and they really got my through those last few miles, which were tough,” she said. [Crossing the finish line] was overwhelming, it was an amazing feeling going through all that and knowing I had raised so much money for Project Harar - I am still buzzing.”

Donate to Emily at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-eldred