Pole position: Mum leads fun run effort

PUBLISHED: 12:58 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:51 25 August 2010



A POLE dancing mum has swapped the stage for the road in a bid to raise £2,000 running in her first London Marathon

A POLE dancing mum has swapped the stage for the road in a bid to raise £2,000 running in her first London Marathon.

Laura Fraser, 32, of Bridgen Road, Bexley Village, is running the 26 miles and 365 yards on Sunday for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Her three-year-old daughter, Isabella, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, which causes the internal organs to become clogged with mucus, resulting in infections and inflammation, making it hard to breathe and digest food.

Miss Fraser said: "Since Isabella was diagnosed, the trust has been a godsend and their helpline has kept me sane in very difficult circumstances.

"I wouldn't have been able to get through the last three years without their support. All the money is used in the right channels, like gene therapy.

"Once they find a cure through gene therapy, anyone who already has a problem with their lungs can be treated to prevent further damage.

"My daughter is only three so this treatment is particularly important as it will help her as she is growing up."

She raised £2,500 last April for the trust in a sponsored pole dance at The Lounge bar, White Horse Hill, Chislehurst.

In 2008 she raised £4,000 via the same method. Miss Fraser has been running eight miles, four times a week in preparation for the marathon.

She added: "You keep quite fit from pole dancing, although I've enjoyed the running more than the dancing.

"Training has gone very well, so I want to complete the marathon in three-and-a-half hours."

A jumble sale last October raised £900 and, after sponsorship on her Justgiving web page, she is just £200 short of her £2,000 target.

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