Marathon achievement for our London runners

Runners flew the flag for Rockinghorse at the weekend by taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise thousands of pounds for our 50th year appeal.

The 37th London Marathon took place on Sunday 23 April with a record 39,487 finishers conquering the 26-mile journey through the capital’s streets, from Greenwich to Westminster. Four of those finishers were running on behalf of Rockinghorse and we are so grateful for their support.

Huge congratulations to Catherine Bevan, Dan Doubtfire, Chris Mammone and Hannah Munden on their incredible achievement. Between them, they have raised £7,000 (and counting!) for our 50th year appeal; Sussex Giving for Sussex Children.

Runner Dan Doubtfire had this to say following the race, “A huge thank you to Rockinghorse for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to run the London Marathon on their behalf. It has always been a personal ambition of mine to complete such a challenging task. Joining forces with Rockinghorse and raising money for such a great charity made the experience all the more special for me. With complete strangers chanting my name and encouraging me to bring it home for team Rockinghorse is a life experience that I’ll never forget!”

Fellow team member Chris Mammone (pictured above), shared his success on his Facebook page and said, “4 hours 23, my first and probably my last marathon! It was both one of the best and worst experiences of my life. It was as hard a physical, mental and emotional challenge as I’ve had but I’m glad I did it. The atmosphere and crowds were brilliant, especially those there to see me – it was such great motivation. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me, I’m overwhelmed by your generosity towards a cause close to my families hearts. Thank you to Rockinghorse for giving me this opportunity!”

We’d like to thank our team of London Marathon runners once again for their dedication and support. To find out more about our Sussex Giving for Sussex Children appeal, please click here.

Are you interested in taking part in the 2018 London Marathon for Rockinghorse? Please contact Hannah on 01273 330044 or email hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk for more information.

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