To raise money for local charity The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust, former Stoke City defender and local lad Andy Wilkinson will be running the London Marathon next year.
A vital local institution, The Donna Louise offers respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions, while providing much-needed support for the whole family.
In order to continue the incredible work it does, Donna Louise needs to raise £3 million each year - and it really is an incredible cause indeed.
As big advocates of the charity and the amazing work it does in and around the local area, Andy and Gareth will be training hard to negotiate every incline, bend, twist and turn of the iconic London Marathon to raise as much money as they can for this noble cause.
The pair has a fundraising target of £8,000 and they are getting there step by step. If you would like to help them reach their target, you can sponsor them through their dedicated Just Giving Page. Every single penny counts so please do dig deep and get behind this outstanding trust.
And as the pair continue to train and fundraise as hard as they can, please do show your support for them at any given opportunity - every moment counts.