N- e woman is getting ready for a marathon effort

Johnston Press
Johnston Press

A North- east woman will be strapping on her running shoes and taking part in one of the world’s most famous marathons.

Kingseat woman Dianne Donald is training hard for April’s London Marathon which she hopes will help raise miles of smiles for Deeside’s Forget Me Not Charity.

NHS worker Dianne decided to take on the challenge for the charity after she learnt of them a number of years ago through family and since has spent time visiting some of the clients and carers from the club.

Forget Me Not was set up in 1999 to support people with Dementia and their Carers.

Their weekly meetings aim to help people to relax, have fun, get information and support.

Dianne said: “ The charity does fantastic work and is fully supported by a committee and group of loyal volunteers who selflessly give their time and commitment to ensuring those with dementia and their carers are supported in the community whilst remaining in their homes. The Forget Me Not Club is about to open the doors of its new resource centre in Banchory and I know they fully appreciate all they get by way of donations, hence why I want to contribute to this brilliant work.”

Dianne is adding another string to her bow by agreeing to be a judge at the Charity’s Strictly Come Prancing on April 26.

To support Dianne in her marathon effort you can donate via her Just Giving page by visiting www.justgiving.com/DianneDonald1.

The 34th London Marathon is scheduled for April 13.