A TEACHER from Kenton's Jewish Free School raised £3,000 for charity by completing Sunday's London Marathon.
Jenny Newman, from Willesden, was one of seven people running for Kisharon, which helps Jewish children and adults with learning difficulties, and she crossed the line in five hours and 27 minutes.
The 30-year-old, who teaches history at JFS in The Mall, said: "My personal work with a special needs child has given me an indication of the important work that Kisharon does, which is why I am happy to support the charity.
"There was a point when I felt I couldn't go on, then at about 19 miles my fiancé gave me Jelly Babies, and this gave me the boost I needed to finish."
The couple, who hope to marry in December, kindly donated their engagement gift money to Kisharon to boost the coffers.
Dr Beverley Jacobson, chief executive of Kisharon, said: "As someone who has run the marathon in previous years, I understand the huge sacrifice that goes into training and preparing for the race.
"We truly appreciate the efforts of our runners and will put the money to good use helping children and adults with learning difficulties."