Staff from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s running club will star in this Sunday’s virtual London marathon, with the BBC covering their fundraising effort live.

TeamLGT is setting off from Ladywell Fields, next to Lewisham University Hospital, at around 10am, to tackle a 26.2 mile route.

They will be running in small groups of under six people to meet infection control guidelines, and are hoping to raise £10,000 for the Trust’s charity.

Jo Gennari, General Manager of Specialist Medicine at University Hospital Lewisham and head coach of the running club, “TeamLGT”, says: “It’s really exciting that the BBC is helping to showcase our work by filming members of the running club.

“About 20 of us – including doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and admin staff – are proud to be taking part to celebrate all our fantastic NHS colleagues at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.”

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s charity supports initiatives that benefit patients and staff and which fall outside normal NHS provision – such as additional psychological support for staff.

The marathon, which was due to take place on April 26, was postponed until October 4 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Around 45,000 people in 109 countries will run or walk 26.2 miles "making it the most inclusive marathon ever".

Participants can complete 26.2 miles however they like between midnight and 11.59pm UK time on October 4, splitting the distance throughout the day if they wish to.

You can support TeamLGT through their JustGiving page: