A north Powys Post Office worker is set to tick off a lifelong ambition next month when she takes on the London Marathon.

Lucy Jones, who works at Llandrinio Post Office, will be lining up on the start line in the English capital on Sunday, October 3 in aid of the Breast Cancer Research charity - and the challenge takes on extra significance as mum Margaret is a breast cancer survivor.

Margaret Jones, who also works at the post office in Llandrinio, was hit with the devastating diagnosis 20 years ago this year - and is so determined to help her daughter fundraise that she's dyed her hair pink in support of her challenge.

"It will be 20 years this winter since I first discovered a lump in my breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer," said Margaret. 

"Lucy was just 11 when this devastated our lives, but thanks to the skill and care of the medical profession and the love and support of my amazing family I am still here to tell the tale!

"Lucy has applied for a place in the London marathon several times, so was so pleased to be accepted for this year's marathon, and glad that it was only postponed from April, rather than cancelled, and is now determined to raise as much as she can for this worthwhile charity."

On Sunday 3 October, it will be 889 days since since the last London Marathon from Greenwich to Westminster, which was cancelled in 2019 and 2020 due to pandemic restrictions.

Alongside the record 50,000 participants taking part on the streets of the English capital, another 50,000 people are set to complete the 26.2 miles virtually using a tracking app.

A total of 37,966 runners finished the virtual event in 2020 giving it an official Guinness World Records title for the ‘most users to run a remote marathon in 24 hours’.

Anyone wishing to donate to Lucy's cause can do so online here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LucyJones113