London locum optometrist Surbhi Joshi, is striding out in the London Marathon for Vision Care for Homeless People and is keen to raise funds for the charity.
Her first full marathon, Surbhi, has run two half marathons before but is looking for a greater challenge and is now training three times a week –
“I actually find running long distances pretty difficult, but it will be a good mental and physical challenge to complete the London Marathon. I chose to support VCHP because I recently volunteered for Crisis at Christmas, where I tested the eyes of the homeless. It was very apparent that this is a need not just at Christmas but throughout the year, as VCHP knows. I am sure that the money people donate is put to good use at the various clinics around the country.
“I am hoping to raise £500, although this is a very conservative figure; if more can be raised then even better!”
Anyone wishing to support the charity via Surbhi should visit the fundraising page.