A MOTHER of two, originally from Llanrwst, will run in the London Marathon to raise funds for Llandudno’s St David’s Hospice.

Nia Rowlands will take on the 26.2mile route in memory of her husband Simon.

In August 2014, Simon lost a long battle with a brain tumour, aged just 35. Since then, Nia and her family have continuously raised funds for the Hospice through golf nights, the Colour Run, the Dragon Boat Race and other events. She was inspired by the treatment Simon received at the Hospice.

Nia, aged 35, who works as a primary school teacher said: "Si was a wonderful family man and a larger than life character, who loved golf and was an avid Man City fan. He was a once met, never forgotten, man.

"Over the last four years, in his memory we have continued to raise money for St David’s Hospice, to give back to this incredible and priceless service something for the first class care and support we received there as a family in Simon’s final weeks. Nothing was ever too much trouble and it was made to feel like a home from home.

"When the opportunity to run the London Marathon for the Hospice came up, I couldn't refuse. I don't think Si would quite believe I'm doing it! I hope he would be very proud of the way the girls and I live life to the full and fill our time with making memories.”