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Teacher running for the lifeboats

By Emiko Priest on Thursday, 9th August 2001.

A TEACHER from Haverhill will be doing the run of her life to raise money for the lifeboat charity.

Diana Braverman, the humanities co-ordinator at Chalkstone Middle School, will be setting off tomorrow and attempting to run 262 miles of Cornish coastline in two weeks.

She said: "What I've said is that I'm going to do as much of it as I can in the time.

"It's possible that I could do it in two weeks but it's extremely hilly and it's not easy, especially if the weather is bad."

Diana, of Caraway Road, Fulbourn, has been collecting sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues and, as she will be celebrating her birthday along the way, she has asked people to donate money instead of sending a card.

What she collects will be go to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNIB).

She said: "The RNIB is totally voluntary. My parents retired to Cornwall and I've actually seen rescues.

"We also often visit the Penlee lifeboat."

The run should not come as too much of a shock to Diana's system.

She is a member of Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club and a keen cross-country runner.

She will be accompanied by husband Terry, and 10-year-old daughter, Emily, who are also good athletes.

Haverhill Weekly News

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