In a month’s time, runners from across the country will take to the streets of the capital for the annual London Marathon to raise community cash for national disability charity United Response.

Joining the crowds on 26th April at 8am will be local woman Zoe Hadrill from Richmond, who is taking part in the epic run for the first time.

Raising funds for the local charity, which works in the Richmond area, Zoe, 26, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs live the life they choose.

Zoe said:

“I have been training for the run with Lindsey, who works for United Response, as well as Dan, who is supported by the charity in the local area and is a keen runner with mild learning difficulties and is partially sighted.

“It has been brilliant fun and it’s nice to give back financially as well as taking time out to help those in the community.”

Zoe has been training for the event for several months and will be running the 26 miles as part of the charity’s single biggest fundraiser.

“I’m really pleased with how well things are going and am loving the training. This is the first time ever I’ve taken part in something like this and, while it’s quite a challenge, I’m finding it exhilarating and am looking forward to the big day.”

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