World Horse Welfare is asking its supporters to pull on their running shoes to raise money for neglected and abused horses.

The charity is appealing for 12 people to raise money for the charity by taking part in the British London 10km event.

The race, on Sunday 10 July, is a fun event for people of all running standards, through the heart of London.

Competitors start at Hyde Park, running past famous landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London, and finishing at Horse Guards on Whitehall.

Frances Plume, supporter fundraising officer for World Horse Welfare said: “This is a fantastic event with over 25,000 runners taking part including lots of celebrities.

“We would urge people to consider running for us and to get in touch.

“We offer lots of support and advice and provide a goody bag for everyone at the finish line.

“The event is a great day out so why not run with members of your family or friends?”

Each person who runs for World Horse Welfare is required to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. A race pack and running top will be sent to each entrant.

To find out how to get involved visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org.