A NURSE is preparing to run a tenth London Marathon in aid of a disability charity.

Donna Bibby, 41, from Whalley, said it was a conversation with another runner that convinced her to support Sense.

The charity helps people with complex disabilities.

Donna said: “I met a runner who had a deafblind son. The whole family were shocked and did not know where to turn until someone told them about Sense. He said that him and his wife would not have coped without the charity’s support. The family’s courage and resilience really inspired me, and since then, I have been a lifelong supporter and fundraiser for the charity.”

Richard Kramer, chief executive at Sense, said: “We’re delighted and grateful that Donna has chosen to support Sense by taking on the incredible challenge of running the London Marathon.

“It’s thanks to people like Donna that Sense is able to support people with complex disabilities, including those who are deafblind, to communicate and experience the world.

"We wish Donna the very best of luck on the day and look forward to cheering her on at the London Marathon.”

This year's marathon takes place on Sunday, April 28.

Fundraising has already seen Donna raise over £1,000.

To sponsor Donna, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DonnaBibby