Hello lovely people,

You probably already know that I really really do not like running. I am more of a cake eater than a runner! My sister Frances can confirm that we have missed many trains because I refused to run for them!

However, in a stunning turn of events, I have signed up for a half marathon at the end of October. I am running because I think women are marvelous and I am a feminist. The Fawcett Society are dedicated to achieving equality so I would love to raise money for them.

The Fawcett Society campaigns to:

Close the gender pay gap. At current rates of progress, it will take 62 years to close it.

Secure equal power. Just 30% of MPs and 33% of councillors are women.

Challenge attitudes and change minds. 20% of men aged 25-34 say women’s equality has ‘gone too far’.

Defend women’s rights post-Brexit. There must be no turning the clock back.

I have been training hard and there has been so much sweat, a few tears but no blood, thank goodness. Please make this pain worth it. I would really appreciate your support. Thank you.

Fiona Stamp