The deadline to apply to represent the East Lancashire Hospice in next year's London Marathon is looming.

It is the first time the Hospice has secured a place in the event.

If you would like a chance to apply for this place and can raise a minimum of £2,000 (£300 for the cost of entry and £1700 sponsorship) please contact the fundraising department at the Hospice on: 01254 733410 to request an application form or e-mail:

The closing date for entries is Monday, November 29 and the successful applicant will be informed by mid December. Applicants will be judged on training and experience in running and how they will raise the money.