A woman will take on her first marathon in aid of a charity close to her heart.
Felicity Beavis, of West Road, Bourne, will join thousands of other charity fundraisers when she takes on her first London Marathon on April 13.
She is taking on the gruelling 26.2mile course through the capital city in aid of the deafblind charity Sense.
The 22-year-old works for the charity as a carer and was keen to take on the challenge.
She said: “I’ve enjoyed running since I was 14 and always thought I was capable of running long distances so thought it was time I did something about it.
“I’ve seen the good work Sense does and know my sponsorship will make a big difference.”
Felicity’s training includes a 16-mile run at weekends and two 10-mile runs during the week along with training sessions at the gym.
She has been offered free use of the facilities at A2B Fitness in Bourne and advice from personal trainer Dave Jones, of Rotation Fitness.
Happy Faces at Glinton is also hosting a fundraising event on March 16 with messy play and Mother’s Day crafts to help Felicity reach her £1,500 target.
She said: “I don’t really know what I’ve let myself in for but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve put a lot of hard work in and the training has become quite addictive so I hope I enjoy it.
“I know it will be hard but I’m ready for the challenge.”
To find out more or to make a donation to the charity visit www.justgiving.com/felicitymarathon