THE LONDON MARATHON 2016
The WeSeeHope team were at this year’s London Marathon to cheer on our six runners. Check out our update from the day below!
This 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 24th April, and over 39,000 people lined up to complete the 26.2 mile course through the streets of London. WeSeeHope was fortunate enough to have six heroic supporters run the marathon in aid of our cause. We want to say a huge thank you to Ella Aldworth, Henning Blenkle, Katie Fletcher, Stevie Howlett, Angus McGeachie, Julie Whipple and Sarah Haggie (who will run next year due to a knee injury) for together raising an incredible £17,678.25 (and counting!) for our work with orphaned and isolated children in Southern and Eastern Africa.
The WeSeeHope team had a cheering station between mile 12 and 13, just before Tower Bridge, to support our valiant runners. We caught a glimpse of the WeSeeHope runners en route (like Stevie in the top photo!) and watched some of the many thousands of other runners completing this challenge of a lifetime.
We then headed to the ‘Meet and Greet’ area in Horse Guards Parade, to welcome and congratulate our runners after they had passed the finish line and completed the hallowed 26.2 mile route.
This year, our runners did all kinds of things to reach their fundraising target, from setting up JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving pages, to holding bake sales, church lunches, canapé evenings and beer pong tournaments. The money they have raised will help us take vital steps in reaching more orphaned and isolated children across Southern and Eastern Africa, and enable them to be restored, protected, educated and equipped, so that their lives can be transformed for good.