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Hannah’s marathon challenge raises funds to fight liver disease

Hannah Grostate did the London Marathon yesterday for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation 


Hannah Grostate is never one to shy away from a challenge. The 21 year old from Burton on Trent works for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, is a personal trainer at Branston Golf and Country Club and yesterday she did the London Marathon for the first time in a bid to raise £2,000 for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).


It was while facing some health challenges of her own that Hannah was inspired to support the charity as she explains:


“I was unaware of CLDF until I began to get unwell myself  in January 2020. I displayed symptoms of many illnesses, making my diagnosis really challenging therefore, as we all do, I did my own research. During this period I came across CLDF and learned of the challenges which families whose children live with rare liver conditions are facing.


“The support a charity, which unfortunately is unknown to many, could offer was outstanding and I knew this was a charity I would like to support. I had spent the last 12 months improving my fitness, hoping that making myself healthier physically would improve my health generally.  So when I heard that CLDF were looking for people to run the London Marathon to raise funds, I jumped at the opportunity – and I am so very glad that I did.

“Yesterday was just incredible, an amazing atmosphere which made a challenging run more bearable. I completed the Marathon in 3:55:17 and I enjoyed every moment, even the last mile! And I hope every penny I have raised makes a huge difference to families affected by liver disease and I’m just so glad to have had this  experience. “


Rebecca Cooper, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation commented: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this, however, we rely on voluntary donations, so we are delighted and so grateful that Hannah chose to run the London Marathon for us. It’s a fantastic achievement and we’re so glad she enjoyed the experience.”


You can still support Hannah’s London Marathon challenge by  going to Children’s Liver Disease Foundation: Hannah Grostate (


If you would like to register your interest in running the London Marathon for CLDF in 2024 email


For more information on CLDF visit

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