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nrhn 300513'Vet Babs Ingram completed the London Marathon in four hours and 27 minutes - raising more than �3,000 for charity.

nrhn 300513'Vet Babs Ingram completed the London Marathon in four hours and 27 minutes - raising more than �3,000 for charity.

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A South Wingfield mum of two has raised £3,115 for Kidney Research UK after completing the Virgin London Marathon in four hours and 27 minutes.

Babs Ingram, 45, said It was a memorable experience, with wonderful support from the crowd.

She said: “This charity is close to my heart as, sadly, my brother-in-law Chris died of kidney failure having had kidney problems from birth.

“He received a kidney donated by his brother Andy, but this was rejected, and when he had a second transplant, although initially successful, he developed complications and passed away at the age of 31.

“My in-laws have raised lots of money for kidney charities, and still help run the Kidney Patients Association at Birmingham’s QE hospital.”

As Babs is a surgeon at Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital, she hopes one day the charity’s work will extend to research into kidney disease in animals.

She added: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me, I truly appreciate their support.”

Her sponsor page is: www.kidneyresearchukevents.org/babsingram1.