A BLACK Country charity is in the running for a marathon fundraiser to pound the capital’s pavements for cash.

The Beacon Centre for the blind has a space for a runner reserved in the 2015 London Marathon and is looking for a dedicated athlete to drum up a healthy total in sponsorship before taking part in the race.

The 35th London Marathon will take place on Sunday April 26 2015, when around 36,000 runners will take to the streets of London and run 26.2 miles in front of approximately 750,000 thousand spectators.

Beacon Centre spokesperson, Lucy Barton, said: “The marathon is an extremely competitive race and is always oversubscribed every year, so we want to make sure we find the perfect candidate who will use their ballot place to raise funds to help us support local people with sight loss live fuller and more independent lives.

“We’re looking for someone whose life ambition is to run the London Marathon, someone who can represent Beacon, and perhaps have an affiliation with the charity, or know someone who has benefited from our services.

People can apply for the place by contacting Beacons’ fundraising team on 01902 880 111 or emailing fundraising@beacon4blind.co.uk, the deadline for applications is Thursday August 31.