Emma’s Virtual London Marathon Challenge for Versus Arthritis

Emma Young, Cleardata’s Director of Digital Services is taking part in the Virtual London Marathon on the 23rd April to raise vital funds for Versus Arthritis.

Emma has suffered from Arthritis from an early age and hopes to raise a massive £2000 for the charity!  If you would like to donate, please visit bit.ly/3ol9Q4l

She will be walking the Northeast coastal route to do the majority of the 26.2 miles over a 24 hour period.  We wish Emma lots of luck with the challenge and are pleased she will be accompanied by her dog Snoops along with colleagues from Cleardata, family and friends.  

Versus Arthritis works tirelessly to raise awareness and support sufferers. There are more than 10 million people living with arthritis which can cause pain every single day. This can have a huge impact on everyday life and affects people of all ages.

Emma commented “Raising awareness of arthritis and how it affects people of all ages is so important to me and I’m delighted to support Versus Arthritis who provide fantastic support for people like me.

I personally have suffered from arthritis from a young age, most recently being diagnosed with hip dysplasia, which was the start of my hip replacement journey. I feel fortunate that I was able to receive this surgery so quickly after my diagnosis and to experience the relief in pain and fatigue my arthritis once caused.

Over 10 million people have arthritis in the UK, and I do not feel it is talked about or understood enough, myself included.

Since the surgery, I have taken part in activities I would have been unable to do before. Although I am not able to run, certainly not a marathon, the Virtual London Marathon has been an excellent opportunity to feel like I am able to take part in one, by walking it on the day with my friends, family, and colleagues.

Versus Arthritis has been a great support to me with access to information I have not had before, allowing me to participate in campaigns and donate myself to their fantastic research, which has such a positive impact on thousands of people. When I read their stories of how their research has helped others improve their lives and achieve things they would not have been able to do, I find it so inspiring”

To donate please visit bit.ly/3ol9Q4l or to find out more about Versus Arthritis please visit https://www.versusarthritis.org.