Nurse Kelly takes on the Great North Run in her nursing outfit!

By News Team on September 8, 2017

Nurse Kelly

Running the half marathon in her heavy navy outfit should not be a burden for Kelly who got into shape after losing eight stone.

The turning point for Kelly, from Romiley, came five years ago when she advised a patient at the hospital where she was a nurse that she might want to lose weight.

It persuaded Kelly to change to a much healthier lifestyle, dropping her dress size from 24 to a trim 12 in the process.

Kelly said: “It felt embarrassing to tell someone to lose weight when I was that big. I was so glad I changed my own lifestyle.”

Kelly fulfilled a dream when she joined St Ann’s in January. “I was a student nurse here in 2004 and loved it. It’s an amazing place and I feel proud to be back as a sister.

“St Ann’s needs to raise two thirds of its income from donations so I want to make my own contribution and raise awareness of the need for support. Every day we do make a difference and although it’s a cliche, fundraising helps us care for people when they need it most.”

Kelly and husband Marc have already raised £5,500 for charity from various runs, mostly to support treatment of multiple sclerosis, a condition which affects her sister Donna Bentley, from Romiley.

Kelly, a member of Davenport Runners, added: “My fundraising from now on is for St Ann’s because we look after patients with all life-limiting illnesses, including MS and cancer.”

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