RUNNING and walking 100km from London to Brighton is the challenge for one Isle of Wight woman this weekend.
Kate Couch, 48, of Newport, will be taking on the 100km (62-mile) London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge, on May 27 and 28.
She is raising money for East Cowes-based charity, MAD-Aid, which helps people in need in Moldova and the Ukraine, as well as Ukrainians living here on the Isle of Wight.
Kate Couch is taking on the huge challenge for MAD-Aid. (Image: Kate Couch.)
Kate has previously completed the full 106km Isle of Wight Challenge, as well as several 50km challenges, and she also finished the London Marathon for MAD-Aid earlier this year.
This time, her challenge starts in Richmond Park in London and finishes on Brighton Racecourse.
She said: “MAD-Aid is an amazing charity – since 2012 it has delivered much-needed medical equipment to Moldova, which is one of the poorest countries in Europe.
“The charity opened the state-of-the-art Phoenix Centre for children with special needs in Moldova in 2015, which it continues to run.
“When the Ukraine war broke out in February 2022, MAD-Aid immediately swung into action to collect aid for the Ukraine and deliver it to those refugees who needed it most on the Moldova/Ukraine border.
“MAD-Aid also helps to refurbish hospital wards in Eastern Europe and the charity has recently committed to upgrading a neonatal surgical ward which is the only one of its kind in Moldova. This ward has not seen any investment since 1986 and it is in a terrible state.”