Lesley Cree Opticians receptionist Sarah Dexter took part in the London Marathon and has raised over £3,000 for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
Running alongside 40,000 other participants, the Radcliffe-on-Trent resident completed the 26-mile course in fourhours and 57 minutes.
Sarah was chosen to run on behalf of RNIB having pledged to raise at least £3,000.
In preparation she trained with the other runners selected to take part in the marathon on behalf of RNIB.
To meet her target, Sarah set up a Just Giving page, had a cake sale and ran a raffle competition to win an exclusive pair of sunglasses, which were donated by her employer Lesley Cree Opticians.
Sarah said: “The opportunity and challenge to run the London Marathon was completely new to me.
“It was a very tough run, but I hope that the funding we’ve managed to raise will help those who have recently lost their sight.”
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is one of the UK’s leading sight-loss charities offering information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
Every day 250 people start to lose their sight. The RNIB help people who have lost their sight to find their lives again, by providing emotional support, expert advice and practical products – enabling people to live independently and enjoy everyday life.
If you would to make a donation to the RNIB, please visit