Some of you will be aware that my dad suffered a life-changing stroke a few years ago. Since then, Sussex-based charity Say Aphasia has been a huge support to him, and to my mum. It’s been some time since I did any kind of distance running, so getting over the finish line on Feb 26th will take some work.

Jack, aged 10, has been helping me train by accompanying me on seafront runs after school, and will now also be taking part in the mile long Youth Race on race day.

I know it's a terrible time to be asking people to part with more cash but if you feel you're able to donate anything, however small, it will make a big difference to a small charity like Say Aphasia. Thank you x

Hannah charnock