On Sunday 10th October I am going to be running the London Royal Parks Half Marathon for my Grandad and to raise money for Leukaemia UK.

As a family who have been closely affected by blood cancer, I knew there was no other charity than Leukaemia UK that I wanted to strongly support for my first Half Marathon race. I am running this for my Grandad, as the strong, resilient and amazing man he was, I hope this would have made him proud. I am fundraising for Leukaemia UK to help fund research for better treatment and cure and to help support all those others sadly affected by leukaemia.

This one's for you Grandad. Jodie Skidmore