A dance teacher from Watford is set to join more than 1,200 runners in this year’s London Marathon in a bid to raise millions of pounds for children suffering from cancer.

Sinead Wright, 31, is busy training hard for the big day on April 13 and hopes to personally raise £2,000 through online sponsorship and fundraising activities.

She is collecting money for Children with Cancer UK, which is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.

Ms Wright said: "Running the London Marathon has always been a personal goal to set out and achieve, so I am hoping 2014 is my year to do this and raise as much money for a wonderful cause and charity."

Cancer is the biggest child-killer disease in the UK. Around 3,600 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year and the incidence has been on the increase.

Ben Tywman, head of events at Children with Cancer UK, said: "We are a family-focused charity with a wonderful team of dedicated runners who are all committed to raising as much money as they possibly can."

"We rely on their determination and selflessness to continue our work funding life-saving research into all the childhood cancers."

To help Children with Cancer UK raise essential funds and continue the fight against childhood cancer, visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk to make a donation or find out how to get involved.