Fiona Gaffney, from Yeovil, will be fundraising for Crimestoppers; find out whyâ€¦
Police Inspector Fiona, 37, who has who has previously completed two marathons,Â will run alongside her husband Sean, who lost his left leg in an accident in 1999 â€“ he says thatÂ this will be his first and last marathon.
She said: â€œWhilst I run regularly and have participated in marathons before, being able to run alongside my husband this year will be pretty special. It has been a great experience being able to run with him, as it certainly makes the long training through the winter months much easier to bear when you have someone to share the experience with.â€
Fiona, who works for the police in West Dorset, is hoping to raise Â£1,500 to support Crimestoppers.
Having been a victim of burglary herself, she said: â€œI know what a detrimental effect crime can have on people, which is why I chose Crimestoppers as a worthy cause to support.
â€œCrimestoppers can make such a real difference in the community. It empowers individuals to give information about criminals safely and anonymously.
â€œTo have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile and important charity is really important to me.â€
But fundraising is a difficult task when she has had to juggle her training with final dissertation for her Masters Degree in Leadership and Management alongside exams for her work with CID.
Fiona added: â€œThis year has certainly been a challenge with so many exams â€“ finding time to train has been tricky. Iâ€™ve even had to overcome an injury which hasnâ€™t helped either, but I am totally committed to getting round the course and raising the funds. Iâ€™ve even filled my spare room with items to sell at a car boot sale as a way of boosting my fundraising total.â€
You can help Fiona reach her fundraising target here:Â http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fionagaffney1. â€“ and sheâ€™s also been lucky enough to make a video with none other than Stephen Fryâ€¦