A run for your money

NUJ member Eugenie Verney is running the London Marathon on Sunday 18 April to raise money for the NUJ Members in Need Fund. This fund helps members in times of need - recent examples include furnishing the new home of a member forced to flee domestic violence with her children, a new boiler for a member looking after an elderly relative and paying the bills of freelances injured while on assignments abroad.

We are urging all members to sponsor Eugenie's 26.2-mile run.

Eugenie is chair of Grampian branch and was made redundant in May 2002 by the Evening Express, part of the notorious Aberdeen Journals group, which in turn is part of the Northcliffe empire. She won her unfair dismissal claim but the company refused to reinstate her in the face of the tribunal's ruling.

Eugenie has been running for more than 20 years and ran last year's Edinburgh and Loch Ness marathons, finishing both in under four and a half hours. This will be her first London marathon and marks something of a homecoming as she hails from north London.

You can sponsor Eugenie online by going to www.justgiving.com/nujmin where UK taxpayers can also make their donation through Gift Aid, which allows the charity to claim back extra cash from the taxman.

If you want to cheer Eugenie on, she will be wearing number 07941.

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