TWO Chard runners are taking part in the London Marathon in aid of the charity Oasis on Sunday.

Vanessa Coath and Simon Mager, who are tackling their first marathon, say it has been a lifelong ambition for both of them.

They would like to thank friends and family, Vanessa’s sports massage clients at AcheAway, her equestrian clients, the staff and golfers at Windwhistle Golf Club, staff and customers at Total Plumbing, Axminster, ACI and Bright Windows for their sponsorship.

Anyone who would like to donate can go to their fundraising page at VanessaCoath