Anyone that knows me will know I hate violence of any kind, so to help those suffering in any way means a lot to me.

Hope and Aid Direct is a voluntary humanitarian aid charity. All the money raised by volunteers goes to the cause. Team members raise their own funds, obtain donations of aid, transport that aid in convoys of lorries usually twice a year, and give it out directly into the hands of the people who need it the most.

I love Hope and Aid Directs moto - "Taking Aid, not Sides"

This will be my first Marathon and to run in London is going to be an amazing experience, to add to that by raising funds for this very worthy cause will make it even more memorable.

Shani Giddings