Royal British Legion is calling on people for Great South Run

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A CHARITY is calling on people to represent them in the Great South Run.

The Royal British Legion had over 100 runners in the 10-mile event last year and wants a repeat of these figures on October 27.

The charity helps past and present servicemen and women from the Armed Forces.

Ayesha Amihere ran for the charity last year in memory of her uncle who was an ex-paratrooper.

She said: ‘I have been serving in the Royal Navy for the last 12 years.

‘I was encouraged by my uncle who said it will be the best thing I can do.’

Last year, the runners managed to raise £18,000.

Members from the 47 Regiment Royal Artillery ran last year and a spokesman said: ‘The charity we have chosen is one for soldiers, ex-serving members and their families.

‘The Royal British Legion give so much to us, we thought we would take this opportunity to give something back.’

To run for the charity visit britishlegion.org.uk