A woman and her fiancé are running the London Marathon this April and are urging the community to support them along their journey.
Nikki John and Tony Donaghy, both from Abbots Langley, are hoping to raise a combined total of £3,400 for Sense, a charity that supports people with complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world.
The duo, who have raised £1,600 at the time of writing, secured a charity spot for Sense and were amazed after seeing first-hand the work they do during a visit to one of the organisations TouchBase centres.
Speaking to the magazine, Nikki, said: “I have always wanted to run a marathon so I am glad I’m doing it and to have Tony by my side will also be nice.
“After going over to a Sense centre in Barnet, I saw how much they need the funding and its spurred me on to get my running shoes on and raise as much money as possible.”
Despite Tony already completing the 26.2 mile run, it will be Nikki’s first attempt, and she wants all the support she can get whether that is through donations or a wave if you see her out when she’s training.
She added: “Please can I ask all you lovey Abbots Langley residents, that if you see me plodding along, give me a wave, honk your horns, push me up the hills – Abbots is very hilly when you’re not in a car.
“Also, if anyone has any hints and tips to make five hours or running more bearable, I’d love to hear it please.”
To donate to Nikki and Tony’s fundraising page, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/nikki-tony