A KEEN runner and ambassador for Oxfordshire-based learning disability and autism charity Style Acre is running the London Marathon in October to raise funds.

Grace Kerrigan is a member of her local running club, Run Wallingford, and has been running for 16 years.

As part of her ambassador role, she has taken part in challenge events for the charity.

Last year she decided to run 5k a day over nine days in the first lockdown to complete 26.2 miles and raised over £1,000 for the charity.

Grace is supported by Style Acre as part of the charity’s community support service. People have support to help them put in place a successful daily routine to enable them to live more independently.

This can include motivational support with daily chores, shopping, cooking and learning new skills. Some people also like help with developing or managing relationships and friendships and getting work experience and placements.

The charity says it is a vital service for many people who would otherwise be isolated in their community and may struggle to stay motivated or create a positive daily routine.

The London Marathon takes place on October 3. Ms Kerrigan and the charity’s chief exec Chris Ingram aim to raise £3,000 between them.

The running pair want to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism continue to gain life-enhancing opportunities at Style Acre.

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