AN RNLI volunteer from Mudeford Lifeboat Station is preparing to take on the London Marathon on Sunday.

Scott Harburn will be joining more than 80 runners taking on the marathon in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Station (RNLI).

Scott, who works as an NHS physiotherapist, has been training hard for several months while managing his RNLI commitments.

Scott said: “I wanted to do something special to mark the 200th anniversary of the charity I love.

"This is my first marathon, so I am a bit nervous but really looking forward to it."

Not content with running a marathon for his local RNLI station, Scott also organised a pub quiz at the nearby Highcliffe Sailing Club and raised a further £1900 for the charity.

Mudeford RNLI lifeboat operations manager, Tim Hewett, said: “On behalf of the Mudeford RNLI crew, a big thank you to Scott for his commitment and hard work fundraising for the RNLI.

"As a charity we rely on the goodwill and generosity of people to continue our lifesaving work. "We wish Scott every success on the big day."

Jayne George, RNLI fundraising director, said: “We are so thankful to all our RNLI runners taking on this year’s London Marathon.

"It is a massive challenge, and we will be cheering them towards the finish line on race day."