A woman will be taking on a 10K run to help raise money and awareness to help keep the elderly warm during winter.

Seble Alemu, 37, of Greystoke Avenue, Pinner, will be taking part in the Wrap Up and Run event for charity Age UK on Sunday, March 16 at Crystal Palace.

The event is part of the charity’s Spread the Warmth campaign to help keep older people across the country warm and well during the winter.

The mother-of-two said: “The work Age UK do is something very close to my heart. I run a company which helps provides for vulnerable people in the community I’ve seen how they help people.

“People can feel quite isolated in the winter and it's important people understand that there is support out there for them.

“Age UK do fantastic work all over the country and I want to do my bit to raise money and awareness of the cause.”

The charity estimates up to 1.7million people in the UK cannot afford to heat their homes properly and one third of older people say they live mainly in one room to save money.

Money raised from this year’s run and campaign will go towards distributing essential items like clothes, heaters and electric blankets.

It will also pay for sending handy people to the homes of the elderly to install draught excluders and radiator foils.

People interested in sponsoring Ms Alemu can do so by clicking here.