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Bexleyheath hairdresser Sophie wants to help sister Isabella

PUBLISHED: 15:09 12 April 2012

Sophie Nicholls

Sophie Nicholls

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The manager of a prestigious London hair salon is taking on the challenge of the London Marathon in honour of her autistic sister next Sunday (22).

Sophie Nicholls, 26, who lives in Wellington Road, Bexleyheath, and manages Headmasters in Clapham Junction, is tackling the course in aid of the National Autism Society (NAS).

Her 13-year-old sister Isabella was diagnosed with the condition as a toddler and Sophie wants to show her appreciation for the work the organisation do for her.

Sophie said: “I can’t wait to give something back to an amazing charity that has done so much for our family.

“Watching my mum struggle to get Isabella into a school that could support her needs really spurred me on.”

She has been doing a number of sponsored walks with her friends to raise money for the charity.

At the start of March she walked from Oxford Street in central London to Bexley, raising £264. She also held a cake sale raising £150.

She added: “I’ve done 10km runs before but this is something else. “But any suffering I might have to go through on the day is more than worth it for such a great cause.”

To sponsor Sophie, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/sophiejadenicholls.

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