Jenny Bairner, from Stirling, has continued her outstanding fundraising efforts for Pancreatic Cancer UK by taking part in the New York Marathon on 3rd November. Having sadly lost her mum to pancreatic cancer in 2018, Jenny has raised over £12,000 so far for the charity. In the UK around 9,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year with just 1% surviving for ten years; 3% for more than five years; and 21% for one year or more.
Due to her amazing efforts Jenny, who works for French Duncan Chartered Accountants in Stirling, was also selected to represent the UK at the Parade of Nations Marathon Opening Ceremony in Central Park, before she went on to beat her personal best time in the marathon by 7 minutes!
Jenny explained: “Following the unexpected loss of my mum after just 12 days of illness last year, I felt compelled to do something to prevent other families going through the same horrendous time that we did. Running the New York Marathon was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life, and has been a brilliant end to a year of fundraising including running the London Marathon and various half marathons throughout Scotland. My family and friends have all been amazingly supportive, as have my colleagues at French Duncan, some of whom travelled to London to support me. I’m really looking forward to continuing fundraising in 2020.”