Ali ascending one of the Jedburgh Three Peaks

London Marathon!

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I've tried for the past few years to enter the London Marathon through their ballot system, and every time been unsuccessful. Luckily for me a charity place came up when another runner dropped out...

I feel really honoured to be taking part! I'm raising money for a charity called Turn2Us .

A photograph of me wearing my Turn2Us vest

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They believe that no one should have to live in financial hardship. So if you (or someone you know) are struggling financially or you're worried about money, they're here for you.

I have raised money on behalf of charities before, but this time its timing is so relevant. I have been tasked to raise £1,500 – quite a target! So please consider sponsoring me here , and feel free to share. Thanks!