Putney Landlady completes gruelling North Pole run
A landlady has raised £5,000 for a brain injuries charity after taking on a gruelling North Pole run.
Becky Newman, 44, the owner of The Bricklayer's Arms, in Waterman Street, Putney, ran in freezing cold temperatures last April.
It took her four days to complete the 26.2 miles race in temperatures of -30C.
She took on the challenge in memory of her sister who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 2005.
Headway South West London, a charity which supports people affected by brain injury, awarded her with a plaque of thanks this week.
The brave fundraiser was presented with the award during the charity's monthly support group, after telling members about the adventure.
She said: "Although I've run marathons before, this was certainly my biggest adventure yet. I ran on ice, and the air was so cold it made my lungs hurt.
"But the thought of raising money to help fund Headway South West London's monthly support group for people affected by brain injuries, a cause very close to my heart, kept me going."
She is still aiming to hit her target of £10,000 and is asking for people to make donations.
Headway South West London meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, in Drake House, Wimbeldon Guild, Worple Road.
To make a donation visit charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman