A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will tackling a gruelling marathon in aid of a national cancer charity.
Annabel Large, who left the school in 2013, will be taking on the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23, and will be running in aid of CLIC Sargent.
The Llanasa resident has chosen a charity that is close to her heart, as her best friend India Radford was diagnosed with a rare soft cell sarcoma two years ago.
She has been training for a number of weeks in the lead-up to the 26.2 mile challenge, and the 21-year-old has set a fundraising target of £2,000.
A post on her JustGiving page, said: “I have always wanted to take part in the London Marathon and this year seems like the right time.
“As much as I am taking part in this physical challenge for myself, I equally hope to raise as much awareness and support as possible for my chosen charity: CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
“When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage it causes beyond their health. From diagnosis, it provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
“You will never expect it to be someone you love and care about - I certainly didn’t. By helping me reach my target, we can really make a difference to peoples’ lives.”
Annabel has already raised more than £1,100 of her target and anyone wishing to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/A-Large