An Ammanford woman who lost her mum last year has completed the London Marathon to raise funds for a vital charity.

Lisa Bastin passed away in January 2018 following a brave battle with ovarian cancer.

Her daughter Lucie Bastin decided that she wanted to do something to honour her mum and has hosted several fundraising activities recently.

“I have hosted a 50’s tea party, raffles and cake sales to raise enough money and I recently took part in the London Marathon on April 28,” said Lucie.

“My mum enjoyed running and we competed in a few half marathons together, so I really wanted to take on a marathon.”

Lucie emailed Ovarian Cancer Action and told the charity about her wishes to run the marathon for her mum and she secured a place and had a target of £3,000 to raise for the charity.

Ovarian Cancer Action is a charity that funds scientific research at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre in the UK and promotes public awareness of ovarian cancer.

An evening at the races themed fundraiser was held at Saron Hall in November which raised £1,768 towards the charity.

So far, Lucie has raised £4,700 against the initial target of £3,000.

“I’d like to thank all my amazing friends and family who came to support me on the day of the marathon and to everyone who sponsored me,” said Lucie, store manager at Tesco Ystradgynlais.

“I’d also like to thank everyone who has donated during the various fundraising activities.

“My mum held a fundraiser for the same charity previously so I know she would be very proud.

A spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer Action said: “We are committed to preventing hereditary ovarian cancer and continue to campaign to ensure that all women at high risk have access to genetic testing and information about how they can reduce their risk. Preventative options such as risk-reducing surgery and increased surveillance could prevent a potential 1,000 cases per year.”

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