A journalism student has raised hundreds of pounds for charity ahead of her first ever half-marathon this weekend.
Shannon, pictured, will take part in aid of children’s hospice Julia’s House, and has already surpassed her target of raising £300 in sponsorship.
She said: “They not only help the children who are ill but also their parents and siblings – some of the stories are inspirational.
“Not many people realise they don’t just look after children who are ill but they support families fully, which includes siblings that may feel left out or not get as much ‘attention’.”
Shannon is currently training three or four days a week ahead of the race.
She added: “A small donation won’t put anybody out of the way, but all the small donations put together can change somebody’s way of life.”
To donate, click here.