A mum will run the London Marathon this year in memory of her father.
Jane Muir-Sands will be raising money for the Stroke Association when she takes on the 26.2 mile challenge on April 24.
The 38-year-old from Fulham chose the charity after he father Nick had a devastating stroke more than five years, and died died as a direct result of his injuries last year.
The mum-of-two daughters hopes to raise £2,000. She said: “My dad had a stroke just before my first daughter was born, and it hugely affected the last five years of his and my family’s lives. Seeing the devastation stroke can cause has been my inspiration to run the marathon for the Stroke Association.
“Running the marathon is the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on, but I’m determined to do it. The Stroke Association supports survivors and their families, and I want to make sure they can continue their vital work.”
Rob Hope is the events manager at the charity . He said: “Jane is truly going the extra mile for the Stroke Association, and we can’t wait to cheer her along their way. Without the efforts of fundraisers like Jane, we would not be able to support the thousands of people who have a stroke in London each year, as well as their families and carers.”
To sponsor Jane, go to www.justgiving.com/jane-muir-sands