I have set myself the challenge to complete the Edinburgh Marathon, raising money for the Shark Trust charity.

My brother has always been actively involved with raising awareness about the protection of Sharks, the important role they play and helping educate others about the often misunderstood species.

The experiences I had in South Africa, where I was fortunate enough to engage with these creatures in their natural habitat, remains to be some of the best I have had. As I am setting myself the challenge is running the Edinburgh Marathon, it would give me great pride if you could help me raise funds to help protect sharks, as well as helping support a cause that my brother has always been passionate about.

This is a challenge that I am setting myself to try to help keep my body active and mind strong. I will be very grateful if I am able to achieve this whilst raising funds for The Shark Trust.

Tom Edwards