A YOUNG engineer is set to run the virtual London marathon to raise funds to help a charity supporting woman who have been trafficked.

31-year-old Becky Corley from Stewarton, will run the London Marathon for the charity kicking off this week on Sunday, October 3.

Becky is running the virtual version of the London Marathon to raise money for Ella’s, an

organisation working with women who’ve survived trafficking and exploitation.

She joined the Ella’s marathon team three months into training. Her friend was originally part of the team but couldn’t continue due to health reasons, so Becky stepped up to take her place.

Becky, who likes to run with her rescue dog, Flo the lurcher, said:”The longest race I’ve done so far is a half marathon

“After that, I said I’d never do a full marathon as it’d be too hard, but here we are.

“It feels so good to be running for Ella’s. I love the cause, because I feel strongly about opportunity and equality for women... especially for those who can easily be left out, such as the women at Ella’s.”

Emily Chalke, Co-Director at Ella’s, says the team at Ella’s are extremely grateful to Becky.

She said: “We’re so pleased that Becky changed her mind about running a full marathon, and we know she’s going to do great on the day!

“Every pound raised by Becky will go towards Ella’s work with women who’ve survived trafficking and exploitation, providing safe house accommodation and long-term community support.

“This work is crucial to enabling survivors to recover and stay safe, and we’re hugely grateful to Becky for helping fund this work.”

Becky works as a wind turbine engineer at SSE Renewables. She lives in Stewarton with her husband and their dog,


To support Becky just visit the JustGiving page here https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/marathon-for-ellas