Virgin Money London Marathon
The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity.
We are delighted to have five Marathon Runners running the iconic London route this year on Sunday 3rd October.
Several of these runners were unable to run last year due to the pandemic but went ahead and ran a virtual marathon for us in their local area so as to honour their sponsors' generous donations and raise some much-needed funds for us.
If you would like to support their fundraising, please click on their link below, pledge an amount and send them your message of support:
- Fr Marek Pabis and Mark Butcher https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LondonMarathon202...
- Ann Robinson https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ann-robinson10
- Mary McLoughlin https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/marymcloughlin4
- Nicola Lewis https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NicolaLewis41
Our actual marathon runners are being accompanied by a further five virtual runners who will also be going above and beyond in their local area to raise some much-needed funds for us.
- Clare Scott https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/19966_9171102_979...
- Graham Rose https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GRAHAMRose2
- Elizabeth Plumb https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/19966_9200932_823...
- Phillip Reid https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PhilReid9
- Simon Lynch https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-lynch11
We wish them well as they continue their training up to the big day and we look forward to tracking their progress and of course, to following them on the day.
If you have secured a place to run and are looking for a charity to champion, we’d love you to join our special band of runners doing their bit to raise funds and increase awareness of children's emotional health issues.
For further information, please email us.
Our previous Marathon runners are our best ambassadors - here's what they have to say about being part of the event:
The London Marathon was one of the best days of my life; 26.2 miles of deafening support from the crowd as you pass Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and at last, Buckingham Palace, is something I’ll never forget.
It was an honour to do my bit for a charity like 'bccs' and help them continue to provide such amazing support to a large number of children in the local community.
Trust me, being part of the amazing atmosphere on the streets of London for that day makes all those training runs in the cold worthwhile.
I would strongly urge anyone even considering running the London Marathon to go for it. Just make sure you’ve got yourself some comfortable trainers and your name on your bright yellow 'bccs' vest for the big day; the crowd will do the rest of the work for you!