Jess’s marathon efforts

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 30th January 2019 10:53 am
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A DRYBROOK nursing student has raised £870 so far for a cause close to her heart after she secured a place in the London Marathon.

Jess Hunt, who plays for Drybrook Ladies’ RFC, is running in aid of National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and is holding a jumble sale at Drybrook Rugby Football Club on Saturday, (February 2) to help raise more money towards her target of £1,800.

“As someone who suffered with hearing loss growing up, NDCS is a charity I feel both proud and excited to support,” Jess said.

“It’s a charity of incredible importance to me.

“Through the continued support of my parents and family, I have always been active and participated in sport. Growing up, I played netball and kick-boxing, while rugby, both union and touch, has always been one of my interests.

“When the opportunity arose to run the London Marathon I was thrilled as I’ve had many previous failed ballot attempts. And what better charity to run it for than NDCS?

“For the last three years I have been more focused on getting myself a degree and, in the coming months, I will be training for the London Marathon in April and preparing to start a new job at Southmead Hospital in Bristol as a newly-qualified nurse. It’s a busy but exciting time for me and I’m always looking for a new challenge.

“The charity has an array of information and resources on itswebsite, from how to access local and financial support to material on a range of conditions.

“It is dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

“Please help me to help give those children a brighter future.”

To sponsor Jess, visit and search for Jessica Hunt, London Marathon. To find out more about NDCS, visit

The jumble sale is wheelchair accessible and takes place from 10am to 2.30pm.

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