A Chessington resident will run the Hampton Court Half Marathon for the Princess Alice Hospice (PAH).

Claire Chapman, who lives in Chessington, is hoping to mark 10 years of fundraising she has helped the charity with by taking on the race, which she considers will be one of the biggest challenges of her life.

The PAH is based in Esher. Ms Chapman's inspiration for taking on the challenge follows the bereavement support the charity gave to her daughter Katie Braithwaite, whose father Wayne died 10 years ago on Fathers' Day.

Katie,19, said the fantastic support from the team at the hospice helped her greatly over the years and she has stayed in touch with some of the staff.

Visiting the PAH earlier this month, Ms Chapman acknowledged they had come through some difficult times and said that the family was immensely grateful for the support given to Katie – who is now studying on a soccer scholarship at an American college in California.

She said: "Now we just go with the flow...I cannot afford to repay the Hospice’s kindness except by raising sponsorship and giving my time, which I’m very happy to continue doing."

Princess Alice Hospice provides free, high quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Clair Chapman's fundraising efforts can visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-chapman43