Lindsey on giving back

Lindsey smiling
Lindsey smiling

After Lindsey finished her treatment for thyroid cancer she wanted to give something back to Macmillan for the support she received. Lindsey decided since she loved running so much she would do the London Marathon. ‘It was so emotional going through the finish line. I really had to hold it in.’

Lindsey's story

Cancer has made me more optimistic and I really try not to worry about things like money. I still worry a bit, but not like I used to. Cancer makes you realise what’s really important.

I just try to be positive and enjoy every day.

I’ve always liked to go running – it’s my chance to get away and have a break from the kids.

When I go for a run it help me chill out and I love listening to the music. It helps me think about things that are happening in my life and things that will happen. It just gives me time to think about everything that’s going on.

I was really inspired to do the London Marathon to help other people with cancer. I think Macmillan is the organisation I feel helps people with cancer the most, so I just wanted to raise money for them. It was my chance to raise as much money as I could for Macmillan.

It was so emotional going through the finish line. I really had to hold it in. I just wanted to burst into tears, one because I was exhausted, and two because I’d just done something I’d always wanted to do – but it just had so much more significance to it, because I was doing it for Macmillan.


Watch: all about Lindsey's experiences

Watch: all about Lindsey's experiences