FITNESS fanatic Sarah Green is clocking up the miles as she gets ready to take on the London Marathon later this month.
The educational psychologist from Knowle will be completing 26.2-mile run on April 23 in aid of the National Autistic Society (NAS).
The 45-year-old chosen to raise funds for the NAS because she comes into contact with children with autism every week as part of her work and she has pledged to raise £1,800 for the charity.
The charity provide a wide range of services from telephone support to parents and carers, through social groups for children and adults, to schools.
One of the key aims is to raise understanding and awareness of autism throughout society so that people with autism can be accepted, supported and are able to participate fully.
One of the NAS current campaigns challenges the myths, misconceptions and stereotypes that make autistic people feel so isolated and make society feel so unwelcoming.
Speaking to The Observer Sarah said: “I am scared and excited about the day.
“I think it will be really tough but the sponsorship is really motivating even whilst training.
“I don’t want to let anyone down – either the people who have sponsored me or the National Autistic Society.
“I will also be thinking about all of the fantastic young people with autism who I meet in my work as an Educational Psychologist and hope that my fundraising and awareness raising will make life a little easier for them.”
For more on Sarah’s marathon story or to donate visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/sarah-green
For more on the National Autistic Society contact the events team on 0808 800 1050 or email [email protected]