A woman who has aspirations to become a teacher is set to take on the London Marathon in aid of a children’s charity.
Georgie Beadman, 21, who lives in Ratts Lane, Braunston, is running the 26-mile race to raise funds for Barnardo’s.
Georgie is currently undertaking an apprenticeship at Brooke Priory School, in Oakham, and is hoping that completing the feat will highlight her passion for helping children.
Georgie said: “I’ve never done anything like this before and it’s going to be a big challenge but I’m hoping I’ll get through it.
“Despite a few injuries, the furthest I’ve run so far is 21 miles so I’m hoping I’ll be able to run the extra five miles when it comes to the race.
“I wanted to do it for a children’s charity because I have a passion for teaching and that’s why I chose Barnardo’s.”
Georgie has set herself a target of raising £2,000 for the cause.
To sponsor her, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorginaBeadman
Dean Cornish, 34, from St Leonard’s Street, Stamford, is running the marathon for charity Children with Cancer.
Last year Dean ran seven marathons in seven days in aid of The Prince’s Trust. To sponsor him in this year’s race, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/igloobookschallenge