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London Marathon: the round-up

Our tribute to Matt Campbell – https://t.co/hE7Q2XnHb9 pic.twitter.com/cWiUgPeUhG— Brathay Trust (@Brathay) April 23, 2018 Advertisement Awww… we had a surprise #LondonMarathon proposal when Craig got down on one knee at the finish line and asked his girlfriend Lisa to marry him. She said yes! The awesome #TeamSense couple are running 5 marathons for us in 2018! ?????https://t.co/B6rmQOoXwT pic.twitter.com/gocDuqN76e— Sense (@sensecharity) April 24, 2018More runners for Sense, Craig Dennen and Lisa Lee are in fact running five marathons for the charity this year, with Craig having raised just over £1,053 so far with this one. The even bigger news though was Craig’s proposal to Lisa just before the finishing line. Melanie May | 25 April 2018 | News Well of course she did it – My Nana completing @LondonMarathon on Sunday for @ParkinsonsUK at 83 years young. https://t.co/iO9dF0yuJS all donations so appreciated! pic.twitter.com/ku2fduKZos— Ellen Tomlinson (@Elleneats) April 24, 201883-year-old Jean Harcourt completed the Marathon (her second) for Parkinson’s UK, and has so far raised almost £1,200. A mum from Rugby who had a heart attack in January completed the Marathon in just over six hours. Elaine Beauchamp ran the race for Action for Children. This January a gym visit nearly ended in tragedy when she suffered a cardiac arrest whilst on the rowing machine and owes her life to the fact that her gym had a defibrillator available. This is her first of three planned Marathons this year. London Marathon: the round-up Tagged with: fundraising events London marathon Virgin Money Giving Vicky Bell. Picture credit: Guinness World RecordsTwo runners for WaterAid completed the Marathon dressed as a poo emoji and a man sitting on a toilet. 58-year-old father of three, Bob Prothero from Staines, Surrey finished in 5 hours 28 minutes and so far he has raised just over £3,600 for the charity. Vicky Bell set a new world record for the fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (female) whilst raising awareness and funds for WaterAid. Her time was 4:18:06 and she has so far raised just over £3,400. Here’s a round-up of some of the other Marathon fundraising news:”I love it, I just love it.”John Starbrook, our oldest runner at 87, talks about raising over £40,000 for charity through running….#LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/PNA7iXRhnz— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 24, 2018The oldest participant at 87, Samuel John Starbrook has raised £40,000 over the years through his running, and was running again this year for Age UK: his 32nd for the charity. So far he has raised just over £1,100. Beanstalk’s London Marathon runners all successfully completed the race – including one dressed as the Gingerbread Man. So far they have raised £10,618.67 for the charity, which will help it reach more primary school children across England who have fallen behind with reading. Seventy Samaritans runners joined 40,000 competitors in the hottest London Marathon to date, raising more than £115,000 so far for Samaritans. The first runner to make it home for Samaritans was Simon West from Bristol, in three hours two minutes, while for veteran fundraiser Dave ‘the running phone’ Lock, from Woodford Green in Essex, it was his 20th London Marathon in costume for Samaritans, and his fiftieth marathon overall. This year’s London Marathon has seen £45million raised online so far.40,255 competitors crossed the finishing line in the biggest and hottest London Marathon to date with temperatures of up to 24C.A record-breaking £21.8m has been raised so far through Virgin Money Giving by this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. With money still coming in, this is expected to top £25m. On JustGiving, fundraisers have raised £22.3m (donations & gift aid) as well as an extra £1.6m offline.£1.3m has been raised so far for the Teenage Cancer Trust, the official charity of the 2018 event, and it is estimated that over 2,000 charities will benefit overall. Dad-of-3 becomes first paralysed man to finish London Marathon after 36 hours https://t.co/RpwTIyMDSs— Brain Tumour Charity (@BrainTumourOrg) April 24, 2018Simon Kindleysides became the first paralysed man to complete the Marathon, walking the route in a Rewalk exoskeleton suit. It took him 36 hours, and so far he has raised almost £8,500 for The Brain Tumour Charity. Main image: Thomas Lovelock for Virgin Money London Marathon  243 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Incredible effort from Gabrielle Pearce – our youngest runner yesterday!She ran the race on her 18th birthday! ??#LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/885ZIYvLoE— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 23, 2018The youngest competitor, Gabrielle Pearce, was running for Sense on her 18th birthday. So far she has beaten her £1,500 target with a current total of almost £2,300.  244 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 The JustGiving page of chef and Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Matt Campbell, who died while running the race, now stands at over £134,000. 29-year-old Matt was fundraising for the Brathay Trust and in memory of his father who died in 2016. He collapsed at the 22.5 mile mark, and sadly died later in hospital. Some 3,000 people have now signed up to the Finish for Matt Facebook page, pledging to complete the race for him by doing a 3.7m run on Strava on Saturday, and giving a £5 ‘entry fee’ to Matt’s JustGiving page. The courage shown by this group of Firefighters is something else….?They have raised over £90,000 to support those affected by the Grenfell Fire. ??#LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/hKH8CwgUwd— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 23, 2018In total, 45 firefighters and office-based members of the London Fire Brigade took part in this year’s Marathon. This included two groups, from North Kensington and Paddington, which ran to raise funds to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.North Kensington Red Watch have raised over £50,000 for children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, while nine firefighters from A21 Paddington Red Watch ran in uniform, raising more than £90,000. Dressed as a giant poppy, 49-Year-old Owen Willis set a new Guinness World Record for the “Fastest marathon dressed as a three-dimensional plant (male)” category at the 2018 London Marathon. Owen was fundraising for The Royal British Legion and SSAFA, and has raised over £1,300 for the latter so far. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. read more