Two mothers who hope to raise £2,000 for charity by running the London Marathon are holding a fundraising lunch on Sunday to help them reach their goal.
Dawn Larkin, left, and Jane Lloyd.
Jane Lloyd, of Lowdham, and her friend, Dawn Larkin, of West Bridgford, are hosting the charity meal for 100 guests at Tom Brown’s Brasserie, Gunthorpe.
It will include a three-course meal, live music and a raffle.
The pair chose to support Bowel and Cancer Research because Jane’s father, Mr Don Hickling, died of the disease in 2009.
Jane, 40, raised more than £6,000 for the charity when she ran the marathon in 2011.
“It was dad’s bravery that inspired me to do something worthwhile and give back something in his memory,” she said.
The marathon, on April 21, will be a first for Dawn, 39.
“I’ve done about six half-marathons so this is the next step,” she said.
“It’s always been a bit of a dream, and I don’t want to look back in a few years’ time and regret not doing it.”
The chief executive of Bowel and Cancer Research, Deborah Gilbert, thanked Jane and Dawn for their support.
She said: “Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, claiming a life every 30 minutes. If we are to help change that, the support of runners like Jane and Dawn is vital.”
Tickets for the lunch are available from Dawn on 0795 224 6464, or Jane on 0797 934 3326. Anyone wanting to support them can do so online at www.uk.virginmoneygiv ing.com/DawnLarkin or www.uk.virginmon eygiving.com/team/Lowdham