Vicky Monk will be on the start line of the 26.2-mile event on Sunday, 3 October, to raise money for the Foundation – and she needs your support!
Vicky and Nick, whose dads were brothers, grew up together in West Yorkshire. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband and three children.
“We all miss Nick hugely and taking on the challenge of the London Marathon, to be able to raise money and build on the ongoing fantastic work that the Nick Smith Foundation has already achieved, is such an honour.
“I know the next seven months of training will be hard work, not to mention the thought of the 26.2-mile marathon itself, but remembering what Nick had to go through will spur me on and I can’t wait to build on the legacy of an amazing man I was proud to call my cousin.”
Stephen Naylor, Nick’s brother-in-law and chair of the Nick Smith Foundation, said:
“We were really excited to have secured as place in such a prestigious event and couldn’t think of anyone better than Vicky to represent us as a family and a charity.
“The past year has been hard for all charities and I hope as many people as possible get behind Vicky and her amazing London Marathon challenge in the months ahead so we can support more children who have had to face the tragedy of the death of a parent and more research into the awful motor neurone disease.”