A Target Windows employee is running the Potters Arf Marathon to raise cash in honour of a family member.
Showroom host Zoe Blunt will take on the 13.1-mile run in Stoke on June 11 alongside her mum Melisa and 19 others from the Wallace Centre in Abbey Hulton.
The two are hoping to pull in £500 for Brain Tumour Research, a cause close to their hearts.
Zoe’s brother Ben and his partner Amelia faced difficulties during Amelia’s pregnancy with son Roman, now one.
Amelia began to suffer with severe headaches but it wasn’t until she had given birth that a tumour was discovered on her brain.
She was rushed straight into theatre to have the tumour cut away and has since under gone radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But despite all of this she has made fantastic progress.
Zoe said: “I’ve wanted to take part in the Potters Arf Marathon for some years now to challenge myself. After finding out my brother’s partner had developed a brain tumour while she was pregnant I wanted to do something to raise money for Brain Tumour Research so decided to sign up and take on the challenge.
“Whilst sharing her story with others, more people have spoken about their experiences and those of the people close to them. This is our way of thanking the staff and organisation for all of their continued hard work.
“Amelia is doing absolutely amazing and baby Roman is the cutest little boy ever.”
Zoe admits she is nervous about the run but is hoping the crowds will inspire her on the day.
“This is my first time doing any kind of long-distance running, so will be a great challenge.
“I’m sure my family, friends and the crowds will help cheer us all on! My son Harry will be watching with the crowds too (hopefully with water and a few jelly babies for energy).
“There will be 21 of us from The Wallace Centre in Abbey Hulton taking part in the Potters Arf Marathon and we are hoping to collectively raise £500 for Brain Tumour Research.
“Any donation would be greatly received.”
Anyone who would like to donate to Zoe’s marathon fundraising efforts can do so here