A MUM of three is running the marathon for a cause close to her heart, and just days before her 40th birthday.
Rachel Gribben, from Sherwood Avenue, Ruislip, is raising money for the Miscarriage Association, after losing a baby at 12 weeks in 2010.
“I was quite surprised at how much it affected me,” said Mrs Gribben, who has been training since Christmas for the 26-mile run.
“I always thought of myself as a strong person, but it really knocked me back.”
Mother to twin boys Isaac and Luke, six, and one-year-old Oscar, Mrs Gribben has already passed her target of £1,650, but is hoping to raise even more for the charity in the last few days.
“I wanted to raise awareness as well as the money because they are a really small charity and a lot of their funding comes from charity events, so it is a big deal for them to get fundraising,” she added.
The Miscarriage Association provides information and support for parents who have lost a baby, as well as other family members and friends.
n Mrs Gribben’s sponsorship page is www.virginmoneygiving.com/rachelgribben.