I would like to make a special appeal to runners who are planning to take part in a marathon in 2013 and would like to help make a difference to a children’s charity. The Children’s Trust has a few guaranteed places in the 2013 Paris Marathon on Sunday, April 7, the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, April 14, and the famous Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, April 21.

Runners will benefit from expert advice on training, general preparation and diet. Training days will also provide an opportunity to meet other runners – young and old – some who are running for the first time and others who have taken part in previous years. The Children’s Trust would also like to hear from runners who have recently received confirmation that they have secured a place in next year’s 2013 Virgin London Marathon.

For those runners who are looking for a worthy cause to support, The Children’s Trust would like to extend an invitation to join their team The Children’s Trust is a national charity that provides specialist care for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.

By joining the trust’s marathon team, you will be helping to raise funds for a very special group of children. For further information, phone 01737 365018. We hope you will join us. Thank you.

Sophia Warner, Vice-president, The Children’s Trust, Tadworth.