Dasha Gold has secured a place in this year's London Marathon, and has chosen to raise funds for the Fragile X Society. Here, she tells us what inspired her to get involved!
My biggest running dream over the past 15 years was to run London Marathon. I tried for a ballot place so I can choose to raise money for a small charity of my choice. I was given this opportunity this year with only 8 weeks' notice.
So, it is going to be tough but I am determined to finish and enjoy the day.
I decided to raise money for Fragile X Society as I was diagnosed as a carrier. I have a beautiful nephew and 2 nieces with Fragile X Syndrome. Over the recent years my dad had FXTAS symptoms and unfortunately passed away last month and therefore supporting Fragile X is close to my heart.
If you are able to support Dasha's efforts, here is the link to her JustGiving page:
Dasha pictured with her nieces and nephew, above