A mum from the Peak District is taking part in next year’s London Marathon to raise funds for St John Ambulance.
Kristine Leaper, aged 34, from Bradwell, is a St John Ambulance volunteer herself and is calling for other runners to support the charity which helps out at the event every year.
The charity still has plenty of spaces available to runners willing to fundraise on its behalf.
Kristine said: “As a St John Ambulance volunteer, I regularly provide first aid at public events in and around the Hope Valley, and have been a first aider at many fell racing and marathon events.
“I can’t think of a better charity to fundraise for at the marathon because, without the St John Ambulance first aiders lining the route, thousands of runners would be forced to pull out of the event because of injury or illness.”
Kristine, who is a shop worker at Bradwell Fisheries, will be one of 200 runners raising funds for the organisation.
Sabina Pasokhy from the national fundraising team said: “We’d love to hear from any runners who either failed to secure a place in the ballot or those who won a place but haven’t chosen a charity to fundraise for.”