Phil’s heroes: Emma Melrose and Shareen Geers

This week, I had the pleasure of catching up with two great friends, Emma Melrose and Shareen Geers from Llanelli.

I just love a local hero story and here we have two ladies who are keen to make a difference to others lives, whilst setting and achieving personal targets and goals.

The ladies told me that they started a running club last year with friends ranging from 28-52 who couldn’t run 5km at the time.

They ended up running a half marathon and then looked for a way they could use this personal achievement to raise money for a good cause.

They chose to train for the London Marathon and raise money for The Make a Wish Foundation.

While they were bagging shopping for the charity in Morrisons Parc Pemberton, they were approached by three separate families who had already benefited from Make a Wish.

Emma said “Between us we have five healthy and happy girls and we wanted to be able to put a smile on a child’s face that is facing a debilitating illness”

“It is a lot more difficult than we anticipated, mainly due to the weather.

It’s cold and dark and difficult to stay motivated, but we stay positive and remind ourselves why we are doing this and this makes it all worth while.”

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