A SERIAL fund-raiser who has raised more than £10,000 in four years for a children's cancer charity is taking on the London Marathon for the second time.

Julie Hardiman, of Kidderminster, will be running in April for Children with Cancer UK, which helped one of her close family members while they were fighting leukaemia.

Mrs Hardiman, who first took part in the London Marathon in 2010, said: "I've done lots of half-marathons but I thought I'd see if I could still do a full marathon. I want to enjoy it this time.

"I'm hoping to raise £2,600 which will be £100 for each mile."

To boost her funds, Mrs Hardiman will also be holding a charity gig featuring Kidderminster covers band Blind Lemon on Friday, March 28 at The Gainsborough House Hotel.

In December, Mrs Hardiman and her friends Dawn Bartley and Phil Lewis took part in a pub crawl in Bewdley to help her reach her fundraising target.

She added: "The people inside [the pubs] were absolutely amazing and had a laugh with us and were generous in their donations and helped us raise £313.78".

Children with Cancer UK funds research into causes and treatments and supports families of youngsters affected by cancer.

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