25 Apr Marathon runners raise over £33,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice
A team of 17 runners took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April and raised more than £33,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice.
The runners braved soaring temperatures as they navigated 26.2 miles of gruelling roads through the capital, setting off from Greenwich Park after the Queen pressed the starting button.
Haven House volunteers cheered on the runners at Mile 16, boosted by the fantastic Natural Voices choir that sung uplifting tunes at the side of course.
Richard Wilson from Chingford was among those to take part for Haven House. His daughter, Jessica, 18, has been receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and receives support from Haven House’s Teenage Cancer Group.
Richard, who has raised more than £2,200 for Haven House, said: “Running the marathon was very tough, but I’m so glad I did it!
If you are feeling inspired by the London Marathon and would like to run the race in 2019 then please apply for one of our charity places by visiting our website at havenhouse.org.uk/london-marathon-2019