Running the most ‘iconic’ of marathons

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A fund raising fanatic is excited to take on her ‘most iconic’ challenge yet in the London Marathon.

Sophie Peckham, 30, is a corporate fund raiser for Age UK and has worked for charities for most of adult life, leading her to take on several fund raising quests.

The Three Bridges resident will run the London Marathon for Age UK on April 21. She said she was more excited about this challenge than she had been for others.

She said: “I’ve done various different things, like 10k runs and breast cancer walks and I did the Brighton marathon in 2011. I think the London Marathon’s a bit different to the others. It’s a goal one for people that do marathons, most people around the world want to do that one because it’s so iconic. I’m very scared but very excited.”

Sophie has previously worked at the Teenage Cancer Trust and Breast Cancer UK. She said: “I chose to work for charities because it’s nice to know in your every day life you’re helping other people, you get to make a difference every day.”

Sponsorship will go to Age UK’s new inter-generational project which aims to stop the older generations from getting cut-off from the world. Sophie explained: “It’s quite innovative. We are trying to get young people to work with older people to help them with using the internet as it is so important to get on with life nowadays.

“It can be used to help communicate with people which is important because the elderly can become very isolated.”

To donate to Sophie’s cause visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and type Sophie’s name into the search bar.