A Cumbrian vicar is set to raise thousands of pounds for charity, taking on her first London Marathon in memory of her dad.
The Rev’d Michelle Woodcock will run the gruelling 26.2 mile course next month to benefit the British Heart Foundation.
It comes 19 years after Michelle’s father, Geoff, died following a massive heart attack on her birthday.
Michelle says she has had huge support from her parishioners as well as the Two Valleys congregation which takes in Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Winster and Withersland and where her husband Michael is Priest-in-Charge.
To date she has received sponsorship of more than £1,000 but has to collect a total of £2,000 in order to be eligible to run for the charity in the marathon.