Celebrity runners motivate Barnardo’s fundraisers in London Marathon training

Olympians Daley Thompson CBE and Snowy Brooks joined Barnardo’s Vice President Baroness Floella Benjamin and more than 20 runners for a training session preparing them for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The event at Battersea Park’s Millennium Arena, was held by Barnardo’s to thank participating runners for their support, offer fundraising advice and give them a chance to meet their fellow Barnardo’s teammates before the big race on April 28th. The runners were put through their paces with Olympians Daley and Snowy while Baroness Benjamin gave a motivational speech…

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Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for groundbreaking dementia research. The call comes as Virgin Money, the race sponsors, named dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year for 2019. The two charities will join forces for a year-long campaign, called Dementia Revolution, as Charity of the Year for Virgin Money and the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The campaign aims to overthrow…

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