Katy’s daughter, Annabel, has been suffering with extreme anxiety for the past 18 months after being diagnosed with the rare PANDAS disorder (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections.
It’s been a really tough time for Annabel and a tough time for the whole family. We are running to raise awareness of mental health which is really timely with the media spotlight on this issue thanks to the Royals recent Heads Together Campaign. The more we talk about mental health the more we understand
Katy and Nicky started running together last year and that’s when they decided to run the half marathon. Nicky said:
We wanted to raise money for a charity and it made perfect sense to pick one that would mean so much to Katy and her family. The mental well being of young people is something we are passionate about.