A SOUTH Chard woman is set to take on the most famous marathon is the world - 20 years after losing her mum to cancer.

Louise Mutter was just a teenager when her mum lost her battle with the terrible disease in 1998.

Margaret McEwan was 54 when she passed away after an 18-month battle.

Her daughter has only been running since October but is sure that she will be inspired to cross the finish line in London.

Louise, a mum from South Chard, said: “I am doing the London Marathon 2018 for Cancer Research in memory of my mum, I want to help save lives.

“I have only been running since October and I am trying to fund-raise as much as I can for this great cause.

“This year marks 20 years since I lost my mum when I was aged 15.

“She fought for 18 months but lost her battle in 1998.

“I wanted to do something special to mark this and hopefully raise money for cancer research and raise awareness.

“I started running properly in October and I am now training hard ready for London Marathon in two weeks.”

Louise is hoping she will manage to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK and has made a strong start already reaching £320 online.

She added: “This September will be 20 years since I lost my beloved mum to this nasty disease.

“I have also lost other family members and so has my husband and friends.

“I have set myself a big challenge.

“I know it will be hard but with my mum and other sufferers in my thoughts, I will do it.”

Louise has already completed Race For Life to raise money, and for her wedding four years ago she bought donation cards for Cancer Research in memory of people, and placed them on guests’ tables.

She added: “I would like to think she would be very proud of me, as she always said I could achieve anything if I put my mind to it, or think I was a bit crazy.

“And being a mum myself I tell my children the same.”

Louise has already received a number of donations and messages of support.

To support her, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louise-mutter.