I have been running for a few years and am part of a brilliant local club (AJs Run School) who have encouraged and inspired me to apply for the London Marathon. I have taken part in a number of 10km, and half marathon races so far, but London will be my first marathon. I have been training hard since Christmas and am almost ready for race day on April 23rd.

The Aortic Centre Trust works to directly improve both the healthcare and treatment available, and public awareness, around the seriousness of aortic disease. It has been founded by a group of four trustees comprising of two aortic surgeons & two committed volunteers who aim to develop specialist aortic centres, to provide multidisciplinary care all under one roof (cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists).
It is estimated that aortic emergencies (aneurysms & dissections) account for 12-15,000 deaths per annum. Treated early enough, pretty much every one of those deaths is preventable.
I would be so grateful if you would support me, to support The Aortic Centre Trust in all the work that they do to save, and better, lives, with whatever donation you can afford. Thank you, and wish me luck 🤞🏼!


Caroline Swift