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Making every mile matter: London Marathon 2024

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We are in awe of our team of 15 superhuman runners who took on the London Marathon on the weekend! Not only have they conquered a huge personal challenge, but they’ve also raised a phenomenal £26,000 for seriously ill children and their families across the country.

Meet the team

We are endlessly grateful to Tim, Kev, Chris, Andrew, Emma, Steve, Amy, Harry, Maxine, Sean, Eddie, Louise, John, Alex and Dom – every single one of them gave it their absolute all and have shown so much dedication in their training and fundraising


Every penny helps seriously ill children and their families

Money raised by our team of remarkable runners will help children living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families. Children like Isla.

Diagnosed with Gorlin Syndrome at the age of two, Isla’s rare disorder causes developmental delays and skeletal abnormalities. In 2020, Isla was also diagnosed with kidney cancer, at which point her family was introduced to the amazing people at ellenor. For Isla’s mum Gemma, the community care they receive from ellenor is everything.

A young girl

ellenor is always there – as medical and mental support. The nurses are so sweet. If we ever end up in hospital, or Isla is poorly, they text me to ask if there’s anything they can do to help. They do the medical stuff, but they’re also there for a nice chat. They’re such a lovely team.

Gemma, Isla's mum
A young girl with parents
Isla with her mum and dad

Feeling inspired?

If, like us, you are feeling inspired by he incredible feat of this year’s London Marathon runners, and want to help more children like Isla, you follow in their footsteps! Applications for the London Marathon 2024 places are now open. Simply apply today, and let us know when you’ve done so by registering your interest with us.

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