Two charity workers are pulling on their running boots to take part in the London Marathon.
Steph Kynnersley, of Wirksworth, and Crewenna Dymond, of Kirk Ireton, who work at the Matlock-based Youth Hostel Association, are taking part in the challenge on April 17 to raise money for Breaks 4 Kids.
The charity pays for underprivileged children to go on trips by funding up to 50 per cent of the cost at a Youth Hostel.
Steph and Crewenna are both first-time marathon runners and have a £3,000 fundraising target set by YHA.
They are hosting a event for colleagues, friends and family at YHA’s National Office on Dimple Road on April 7 and have approached local businesses and colleagues for prizes to be auctioned on the night.
Crewenna, YHA head of volunteering said: “We appreciate that everyone’s feeling the pinch at the moment, so we’ve been thrilled with the offers of prizes so far.”
Anyone wanting to donate should visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/crewennadymond and www.justgiving.com/steph-kynnersley