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Grace Paget from Chislehurst to run the London Marathon for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 April 2018

Grace campaigning for access to medicines for people with cystic fibrosis. Picture: Grace Paget

Grace campaigning for access to medicines for people with cystic fibrosis. Picture: Grace Paget

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Chislehurst resident Grace Paget, 21, will be running this year’s marathon to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Grace Paget and Lynsey Beswick. Picture: Grace PagetGrace Paget and Lynsey Beswick. Picture: Grace Paget

The charity is the only UK-wide trust dedicated to helping everyone affected by the life-shortening genetic condition.

Half of all those who died from the illness last year were 31 or younger.

Grace said: “This is my first time running the London marathon and I really hope I make it through to the finish.

“I’ve been training hard and am motivated to run for those living with cystic fibrosis, a condition which sadly not many people know about.

“It’s going to be tough, but it’s nothing compared with the daily struggle that people with the condition face.

“My friend, Lynsey, will be waiting to cheer me on through the last bit at mile 25.

“Lynsey has cystic fibrosis and ran the London marathon in 2011 with significantly reduced lung function.”

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