A woman from Sutton is running in the London Marathon for the second time in three years to help raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Hannah Ward is competing in this year’s edition for Children with Cancer UK, who help young people fighting against the disease, having done so in 2017.

After being inspired by the stories and some individual journeys, the 25-year-old aims to help “make a difference in their lives” with this fundraising.

She said: “I’m running in the London Marathon this year for the second time for Children with Cancer UK. Each day, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and, knowing that, I am contributing to making a difference to their lives, is what makes it so important to me.

“So far through cake sales, donations and more, I have managed to raise around £300. However, I will be hosting a charity fundraising event which I’m hoping will help push towards my target [of £2,000].”

“I’m also being sponsored by TiW Fabrications Limited, a local company based in Sutton which has been a massive help for me.”

While Hannah, who is from near to Worcester Park, hasn’t been personally affected by cancer she says understanding other people’s stories motivated her to continue fundraising.

She added: “The support from my friends and family has been amazing, they have given me constant encouragement and kept me going through the days where I felt I couldn’t run again – especially in the winter months.

“My partner and mum have joined me during training runs, and I couldn’t make it without everybody’s support.”

You can donate here.