Knutsford Ella aims to raise £10k for Christie Hospital | Knutsford Times

Knutsford Ella aims to raise £10k for Christie Hospital

By on November 24, 2018

Ella Worthington – a skin cancer survivor from Knutsford – is planning to run the London Marathon to raise £10,000 for Christie Hospital.

She is running in memory of her mum Janet and her friend Angela Stewart who were both treated at The Christie Hospital, which also treated Ella for skin cancer.

Her diagnosis came over a year ago after discovering a mole on her leg which looked abnormal followed by a surgical procedure.

This will be her second time in the London Marathon after taking part last year in memory of her mum, who had ovarian cancer. She raised just over £5,000 for Ovarian Cancer Action, and is hoping to double her fundraising at the 2019 marathon for the Christie.

She has set up an online donations page, and is planning a ladies day in Knutsford on Sunday, February 17, to help towards hitting her target.

“Last year’s London Marathon was both euphoric and painful,” said Ella. The crowds were amazing, and I was so proud to be British running past all the famous landmarks – it was quite emotional. However my feet were in bits at the end, and I said I wouldn’t do it again. For each mile I run I will remember my mum and Angela, fabulous and inspirational women who impacted my life immensely.”

Anyone who would like to support Ella can visit, and anyone who would like a stand for the ladies day, or a ticket, which is £5, or more details can email

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