On October 3rd, I will be running the London Marathon to support the men and women who turn to homeless charity Glass Door to find shelter and support.

I'm raising money for Glass Door because I know they are doing incredible work to support and shelter those in our community who are at an absolute crisis point. Glass Door welcomes everyone as their guest, giving them some stability before helping them take the necessary steps to move off the streets for good.

Their doors are open to everyone year-round. In winter, they provide emergency shelters, and they offer advice and support to help people move beyond homelessness throughout the year. Dave and I have been cooking for the Glass Door night shelters for a few years, and I am now also doing some voluntary work in their office one day a week, so I can put my hand on my heart when I tell you that this is a truly amazing charity.

Please donate anything you can, and I'll run as many miles as I can to get ready for the marathon (and let's face it, there's a lot of getting ready to do for a middle aged mum of two small people!). Together, we can to provide shelter and support to someone who has no where else to turn.

Please share with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter - and beyond - so I can smash my target, and together we can bring more people in off the streets.

Thank you so much!

Karen Stewart