Exmouth woman running to send love out to Nepal’s kids

PUBLISHED: 06:30 13 January 2016

Liz Tapp will be running the London Marathon with support from her sons Joseph, Michael and Sam. Ref exe 01-16AW Marathon runner 7003. Picture: Alex Walton

Liz Tapp will be running the London Marathon with support from her sons Joseph, Michael and Sam. Ref exe 01-16AW Marathon runner 7003. Picture: Alex Walton

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A mum from Exmouth wants to send love out to the earthquake-ravaged children of Nepal - by running the London Marathon in April.

Elizabeth Tapp, 45, who is an experienced runner, will give the money she raises to the international charity Save The Children.

At least 8,600 people died and 756,000 homes and buildings were damaged in Nepal during earthquakes last year. The country needs at least £1.3 billion in aid to rebuild.

The mother-of-three, who worked out in Nepal in the 1990s, said she was moved to action following the ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘devastating’ scenes.

The Exmouth Tesco Superstore pharmacist, of Cheriswood Close, said: “I went out as a pharmacist with the International Nepal Fellowship in 1996. I was heartbroken and devastated for the people of Nepal.

“They’ve dropped out of the news – even though the earthquakes were last year and it’s going to take a long time for them to rebuild.

“I’ve always wanted to run the London Marathon. I’ve run 12 or 13 miles in preparation.”

Elizabeth and her sons are fundraising at Exmouth’s Tesco Superstore on Sunday, January 17


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