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Mile End’s Esmeralda Castrillo backs ‘Sense’ for the London Marathon in memory of her gran

PUBLISHED: 11:25 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 17 April 2018

Picture source: Sense charity

Picture source: Sense charity

Sense charity

Civil Servant Esmeralda Castrillo is running in the London Marathon for the first time raising funds for a charity for people with communication needs including the deaf and blind.

Civil Servant Esmeralda Castrillo is running in the London Marathon for the first time raising funds for a charity for people with communication needs including deaf and blind.

The 25-year-old from Mile End is in training for Sunday’s 26-mile run in memory of her grandmother who died last year who had sight impairment.

“Training has been a lot harder than I expected,” she admits. “I was looking for a charity that helps people with sensory impairments and fell in love with the work that the Sense charity does. I am running to honour my grandmother’s memory.”

Esmeralda hopes to cross the line in under five hours and has pledges totalling £1,740 so far—but is keen for support to her Just Giving online page.

Sense is a charity supporting those with communication needs to be understood and connected as valued members of society. It helps in the home, with education and growing up to adulthood, running holiday schemes, arts and sports programmes. It offers practical help to families with advice, short breaks and family events.

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