Marie on the run for charity ...

A south Shropshire mother is putting her best foot forward to raise money for charity by running 26.2 miles in her first ever attempt at the London Marathon later this month.

Marie Pardoe, is a director of Moran Motorhomes in Ludlow and lives nearby with husband Tim and 4-year-old daughter Lola.

The marathon takes place on Sunday 23rd April and Marie, aged 38, has been clocking up the miles over the past few months by training around the area with fellow members of Ludlow Runners club.

Marie, said: “I am running for Severn Hospice as they recently looked after a very close friend of mine in his final days, so it is a charity very close to my heart.

“I am already just over my personal fundraising target of £2,000 but would love to raise as much as possible for this fantastic charity to help them in the essential care that they provide for families throughout the region.”

Marie’s father, Roger Moran, added: “Having completed the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in a time of just over two hours, Marie is well on course with her training regime and we are all so very proud of her efforts and dedication to take part in this wonderful international event.”

Anybody wishing to support Marie in her fundraising marathon can do so at the donation website

PICTURED:  Ready to run, Marie Pardoe, of Ludlow.