Posts Tagged ‘London Marathon’

It’s not too late to donate to the London Marathon… because someone is still ‘running’ it.

04/05/2011
Brian the Snail and Friends

The 2011 London Marathon is long since over for most runners. However, Lloyd Scott is still working towards the finish line, raising money for Action for Kids.

Crawling the marathon dressed as Brian the Snail from the Magic Roundabout, Lloyd is able to manage about a mile a day. (more…)

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London Marathon Round-up

30/04/2010

london marathon

Everyone at Everyclick want to say congratulations to all those fundraising with Everyclick who were running the London Marathon this year.

We hope you all managed to complete the 26 mile challenge and that all the money raised make a big difference.

A special well done goes out to these three gentlemen who collected great sums of donations;

  • Bertrand Olivier £5160.99
  • Sim Dendy £2469.84
  • Edward Bond £2133.40

Individual praise also goes out to the rest of the Everyclick London Marathon fundraisers;

Kelvin Banbury, Arul Narenthiran, David Chidley, Alan pearson, Gavin Lloyd and Rob Neale, Mark Dendy, Luke Crosby, James Dance, Annabel O’Connor Fenton, Duncan Ross, Karen Ireland, Paul burton, Dr Nicholas Herodotou, Lisa Thompson, Pippa Shanks, Martyn Nithsdale, Dily Ruffer, Louise Rushmer.

Fundraisers update

17/04/2009

Runners in the London Marathon have just one more week to make sure they are fully prepared for the big race. Fundraisers also have another task to complete before the day – to try and reach their fundraising goal for their favourite charity!

Lauren Cooney is raising much needed money for a small charity, the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre. Every penny counts to a charity of their size. Mark Welford is running to raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and has over £600 so far. David Jamieson is running for the same charity.

Oliver Karger is also running for a small charity, Freightliners Farm, which is an urban farm run for the benefit of the community in Islington and Camden. Elis Matthews is running for Hounslow Toy Library, so that they can continue providing support to children with disabilities.

Mia Woodford has already helped raise over £1800 for her husband Stephen’s run in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, three quarters of their target which will make a big difference.

Chris Walker has exceeded his fundraising target of £2000 for Oxfam GB. There’s still another week to raise more, Chris!

The next few days would be a good time to send out a reminder email to all your friends, family and collegues asking them to support you in fundraising for your charity, for all 26 miles!

Away from the imminent London Marathon, Jules Hurst is trying to raise the “£40,000 it costs for the lifetime of just one guide dog to help at least one person lead an independant life by having a dog of their own”. Please go to Jules’ page to support her and her very worthy cause.

Michael Creed is going to take part in a tandem sky dive in aid of FAITH (For Animals In Trouble There’s Hope) even though he says he can’t stand on a balcony without feeling dizzy! Very brave, Michael.

Everyclick top fundraisers this week have been the Parker family who were joined by Grandma and Grandpa Waugh for an Easter Monday sponsored walk in the Dewent Valley for The Child Care Action Trust. They easily exceeded their £850 target by over £300.

Well done, and good luck to all Everyclick fundraisers!

Fundraisers update

30/03/2009

This has been an excellent week for raising sponsorship for some of our fundraisers. One has even managed to raise well over her original target!

Stephen Higgins has added an appeal to his fundraising page this week. He’s running the 8.5 mile Great Midlands Fun Run for Worcestershire Association for the Blind. He’s showing his commitment to his favourite charity as he says he is not fond of running unless it’s for a kebab!

Chania Frost is doing exceptionally well in fundraising for her Reading Half Marathon – 1hr 50min Challenge! for Assist A Child To School. So far she has raise 50% more than her target amount.

Many people are taking part in the London Marathon. Chris Walker has raised nearly 90% of his £2000 target and Steve Korris has achieved over 75% so far. Betrand Olivier has raised 64% of his whopping £5000 total! He wants to support the building of a new church in Doha, Qatar.

Simon Goddard is running the London Marathon to help improve the facilities at Spurgeons College, where he trained as a Baptist minister. James Peters has nearly reached half his target in his very first marathon to raise money for Links International Trust. It has taken David Jamieson four tries to get into the London Marathon and he has managed it in year number four. He’s raising money for the Childrens Heart Unit Fund based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, which he says is an unbelievably good cause.

We wish these and all the other fundraisers training for the London Marathon at the moment the best of luck (4 weeks to go!). Hopefully we will feature more in next week’s fundraiser update.

Although standard entries for many of the UK’s marathons and other runs have now closed this year, you may still be able to find a place through a charity. For example, Marie Curie Cancer Care still have places available for the Great North, South and Edinburgh runs if you would like to take part. Marie Curie are also going to the New York marathon for the more adventurous!

Save the Children have places available for fundraisers in the British 10k, Great North Run and the Royal Parks Marathon, just get in touch with them at events@savethechildren.org.uk for more information.