A HUDDERSFIELD marathon runner has raised nearly £3,000 for charity.
Amanda Salter, 39, from Kirkheaton, ran her first London Marathon on April 17.
She was doing the marathon to help two charities - Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton and Cancer Research UK.
Mum-of-three Amanda raised sponsorship cash by holding a cake sale and a sweepstake on her finishing time. She completed the race in four hours, 49 minutes.
She had been aiming to collect £1,000 - but smashed her total by raising £2,840.
This was added to by £400 claimed back by both charities through the Gift Aid scheme.
UK taxpayers giving to charities can ask that part of their tax is claimed back by the organisation.
Mrs Salter said: "A lot of people don't realise how big a difference Gift Aid can make."
All the cash has been split equally between the hospice and the cancer charity.
Amanda said: "I was shocked when I found out that the hospice gets hardly any Government money.
"I decided that since it was a local charity I would try to help.
"Cancer Research UK is a special charity to me for personal reasons.
"To have raised the amount I did is brilliant. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me."
Amanda had at first intended to boost her funds by auctioning a Coronation Street script signed by cast members.
The script, given to her by a friend on the production team, detailed scenes following the murder of mechanic Tommy Harris by his daughter, Katy.
But the script had to be taken off eBay in March after Amanda's friend realised the scenes had not been screened on air.
But now audiences have seen the drama played out, the script has been given to Kirkwood Hospice. It will be sold at an auction this year.