A doctor from Princes Risborough is limbering up to run the London Marathon in aid of a Chiltern-based charity, writes Sakya Qadeer.

Dr Lucy Spanswick, who practises at The Cross Keys doctor’s surgery in Church Road, is taking on the challenge for the first time on Sunday, April 24 to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

She said: “On a daily basis I see the involvement of the Rennie Grove nurses with so many families and I’ve always wanted to find a way to fundraise for the charity.

“I am overwhelmed by the caring support they offer my patients and their relatives – they are truly invaluable.”

Lucy will be joining 15 other runners on the Rennie Grove team who between them are aiming to raise thousands of pounds for families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Elsewhere Chesham resident Merry Wright, who works as a Corporate Fundraiser for the charity, will also be running the event alongside marketing director Ben Brocklesby from Chalfont St Giles.

The Rennie Grove London Marathon team raised £52,000 in 2015, which funded a Hospice at Home Nurse and a Healthcare Assistant for a whole year.