CLECKHEATON woman Kate Foster is gearing up to run the London Marathon in aid of Blind Veterans UK.
Blind Veterans UK supports blind ex-servicemen and women and helped Kate’s grandfather Eric, who was blinded in World War II.
The charity’s support enabled him to become a physiotherapist.
Said Kate, 28, who now lives in Kent: “Throughout his career they helped him by providing specialist training and equipment. They were just fantastic.
“I always knew I wanted to run a marathon and I always wanted to do it for a good cause.
“I watched a TV show on Gareth Malone’s choir for the Invictus Games and, by chance, there was one gentleman who’d received support from Blind Veterans UK.
“I took it as a sign that it would have to be Blind Veterans UK that I’d run in support of!”
Kate has set a fundraising target of £2,000 and has already raised £1,600. She can be supported on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KatesMarathon2017.