Hemel sisters take on running challenge to support Headway in memory of their mum

The sisters have been joined by two of their friends on their fundraising challenge

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:58 pm

Sisters from Hemel Hempstead are running two miles every day in March to raise money for Headway in memory of their mum.

Joanne Klauber, 22, and Sarah Klauber, 21, wanted to mark the 10 year anniversary since their mum passed away from a brain hemorrhage, by raising money for charity in her memory.

Headway works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services for people.

Joanne is raising money for Headway

With their friends Courtney Edwards, 24, Lucy Swan, 23, they have been running two miles every day, and will continue the challenge until March 31, running 62 miles each.

Joanne said: "I knew a bit about the charity from when the school done an event day and used Headway as their chosen charity.

"A lot of people don't know about the charity, or the work it does, so I wanted to raise awareness and it's a charity close to our heart.

"Amazingly we have already raised £1,000, but we want to push this and see how much we can raise for this amazing charity.

Sarah is raising money for Headway

"They are a charity who support individuals and their families after they have survived a brain injury, an amazing charity who help so many people!

"It's going really well, better than we expected, none of us are runners but we are really enjoying it.

"I knew it was going to be tough, and I was motivated but I did think I would struggle but I have surprised myself.

"I am enjoying running, it makes you feel good to get out and exercise."

Joanne and Sarah's mum Christine Friedlander

You can support the girls on their running challenge and help them raise more money for Headway by visiting their fundraising page.