A Royal Auxiliary Fleet engineer who has travelled the world is set to take on a marathon to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Becky Bryant, 29, from Halstead, will tackle the TCS London Marathon on April 21 in aid of the Sailors’ Society charity.

She hopes to complete the 26.2-mile challenge in aid of the charity, which supports seafarers and their families in need, day and night, 365 days a year.

Becky, who is a "proud" member of Halstead Town Women's Football Club, has enjoyed running since primary school, and she was encouraged by a teacher to get into cross-country running.

Halstead Gazette: Runner - Becky Bryant on a runRunner - Becky Bryant on a run (Image: Becky Bryant)

This year is the perfect opportunity for her to finally tick off some things on her bucket list as she will be on land for a promotional course related to her work.

And she is not letting the ambitious challenge daunt her.

“I am feeling all right - I have family and friends who have done it," said Becky.

“Sometimes it’s the mental challenge and the need to back yourself more than anything else.

“You can only train physically for so long.

“I’m more excited than anxious or apprehensive.”

 Becky joined the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 2019.

Halstead Gazette: Proud - Royal Auxiliary Fleet engineer, Becky Bryant, on a shipProud - Royal Auxiliary Fleet engineer, Becky Bryant, on a ship (Image: Becky Bryant)

The uniformed service works alongside the Royal Navy on missions, and provides support such as helping refuel and replenish Royal Navy ships.

It also helps with humanitarian aid missions such as  hurricane relief, helps on counter narcotics operations, and piracy operations in Africa.

Becky spends most of her time at sea, and is fully aware of the amazing work the Sailors’ Society charity does.

She said: “Being a seafarer, I am aware of the challenges at sea.

“It can be isolating. They help amazingly when we are out at sea.

Halstead Gazette: Geared up - Becky Bryant at seaGeared up - Becky Bryant at sea (Image: Becky Bryant)

“Sometimes you need more than crew members to talk to, and they also help your family as well.

"They are a safety net and understand what we are going through.

"Being a seafarer is quite precarious. We love our careers, we keep the world going round, and any donations will help.”

To donate, go to tinyurl.com/mvfn5z9r.