A 69-year-old Prestwood woman and two of her daughters will take on the London Marathon for the first-time next weekend, in memory of her grandson Edward, who tragically passed away at just six months old.

Mary Cadman turns 70 this year and has never attempted a feat similar to the Marathon before, neither have her daughters Liz and Victoria.

The trio have been inspired to take on the challenge to raise money for The Lullaby Trust. The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charity supports bereaved families who have experienced loss in their lives, as well as carrying out vital research into the causes of these tragedies.

Since the charities was founded in 1981, the number of sudden infant deaths has dropped by 80%.

Mary said: “Our training has been going well and we are hopeful that we will all manage the distance on the day, although it is a very daunting prospect particularly for me as I approach the age of 70!

“We have already received almost £8,000 in sponsorship money for our very personal cause, which is humbling and overwhelming - and also a huge incentive to give this marathon our very best efforts.”