A Brent Knoll woman has raised hundreds of pounds for two good causes by completing the London Marathon.

Sam Stockham has raised over £750 for two good causes by joining the thousands of runners jogging 26 miles through the capital.

“I was running to support two worthy causes – the first being in memory of my godson Reece Culverwell, who passed away 18 months from a genetic disease, Hunters Syndrome.”

“He and his family spent time at Little Bridge House (Children’s Hospice South West) with their support they made life a little easier.”

“I also was raising fundraising to help support swimmer Harriet Dickinson on the road to Rio. She is a local girl that has a dream of representing her country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She is an inspiration to all and I wanted to help and support a young girl with her dreams.”

“The overall experience of the day was amazing, this is the second time I have run the London Marathon.”

“The atmosphere of the crowds and other runners is one that will stay with me forever. I made new friends during the day and those memories will be with me forever.”

Sam, who is a teacher at Brent Knoll School, added: “Although I ran the 26.2 miles course, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends, work colleagues and children at the school. My class gave me such encouragement they even produced ‘Mrs Stockham’s Little Book of Encouragement’, which I took with me to London.”

“We are currently still collecting sponsorship money but at the moment we have approximately £750. I would like to thank all that have supported in my journey.”