A regular Skanda Vale Hospice volunteer has raised more than a thousand pounds for the charity after completing the London 10k run on Sunday.

Gurpuneet Sethi, from Slough, was one of 18,000 runners who took in some of London’s most famous landmarks to complete the course.

The 45-year-old IT manager was doubly delighted when her employers – leading insurance firm QBE – offered to double her original £500 fundraising target if she could complete the course.

Puneet and her family have been visiting Skanda Vale and volunteering at the Hospice for many years, and this is the second time she has raised funds.

“It was a great experience running along 18,000 runners across some famous landmarks in London,” she said.

“I had been training for a few months which made it easier on the day though it did get very hot and humid during the run. I’m still recovering.

“This is my second charity run for Skanda Vale Hospice and my company has been so kind to match any charity amount that I can raise, which is so amazing.

“My family and I have been visiting and volunteering at the Hospice for many years and have been so impressed and touched by the great work they undertake for those with a life-limiting illness and their families.”

Puneet’s charity page will remain open until end of next week. If you’d like to make a donation in recognition of her efforts, visit https://benevityapp.page.link/oAAUpXPM9H74kBey6