A father who ran a marathon in memory of his daughter is urging others to enter the race.

Matt Vince raised more than £20,000 for the Chailey Heritage Foundation, a charity that cares for children and young people with complex disabilities.

The charity looked after his three-year-old daughter Luna-Rose Vince who died in October 2022. Luna-Rose and her mum Sam Poulton were regulars at Aquamovers which is a regular session in the charity’s hydrotherapy pool.

Chailey Heritage has two spaces for runners in this year’s Brighton Marathon on April 7.

Matt, from Hailsham, said: "We had never run a marathon before so it was a very special event for us all.

The Argus: Matt after the marathon pictured with his partner SamMatt after the marathon pictured with his partner Sam (Image: Supplied)

"To have raised such a huge amount for this wonderful charity means the world to me and my family.

"Chailey Heritage made such a difference to Luna-Rose and Sam."

Will Folkes, head of fundraising for the foundation, said: "We have two places left in this iconic marathon and we want to hear from anyone who can run a marathon and also who wants to do it to raise funds for us.

"Matt was a wonderful inspiration to us all and his money raised ensured that our Aquamovers service was fully funded for another 12 months.

"Now we are looking for people to follow in Matt's footsteps.”