A Three Towns couple have been selected to run next year's London Marathon by the Make A Wish Foundation.

And now they are trying to raise £5,000 for the charity, which sets out to make dreams come true for children suffering from a critical condition.

Amanda and John Cairns, from Saltcoats, are holding a Christmas fayre in the town's Labour Club on Sunday, November 19 as part of their fund-raising efforts.

There will be stalls galore, plus raffles and competitions on the day - and Santa will be there too, of course.

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The couple have already had plenty of support from local businesses, who have donated raffle prizes for the big event.

Amanda said: "Myself and John have been lucky enough to get two charity places for the London Marathon in April 2024.

"We are running for the Make AWish charity which is such an amazing cause for children and family to make their wishes come true. For some children, this may be their last wish.

"We both have agreed targets of £2,500 to raise, in total £5,000."

She added: "This is a lot of money and a lot of fund-raising will be required. Please help us raise these fund for the amazing families out there.

"The charity is close to our hearts. John's friend's son used the charity and in my old work, I worked closely with a little boy who used the charity.

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"It was the charity that felt right for us to raise money for. The more we raise the more we want to try and double."

Anyone who would like a stall at the event can get in touch with Amanda and John at bit.ly/londonmarathonmakeawish.

Stalls and tables at the event will cost £20 and those who sign up will be entered into a raffle, which will be drawn at the end of the day.

The bar will be open during the event too.

All funds from entry fees for stalls and tables will go directly to Make a Wish pot. And you can check out the website above to see some of the incredible donations and offers which can be won.