Team Rockinghorse raises £3,800 at the London Landmark’s Half Marathon

The London Landmark’s Half Marathon takes place each year along a route in the in the capital designed to take in some of the most iconic sights throughout the city. It’s a fabulous race that really shows off the best that London has to offer and it’s always a popular event.

This year’s event took place on Sunday 3 April, and we were lucky enough to have five runners taking part in the event who managed to raise £3,800 for us so far.

Melissa and Elena with their medals

Cousins Elena Bedwell and Melissa Sumner decided to run in memory of Elena’s dad, Melissa’s Uncle, Peter who was a long-term supporter of Rockinghorse and who sadly passed away last year. Between them they raised an amazing £2,732!

They said: Rockinghorse is a charity close to our hearts, not only as a local charity but it’s one that Peter always supported. As cousins, we decided to put on our trainers and do Peter proud by raising as much money as we can for the charity.”

Elena added: “It was great seeing Rockinghorse at mile 9 today for that extra boost!”

Amy after the race

Amy Pulling, Marketing Manager at Cognitive Law, was another one of our runners on Sunday. Not only did she raise £500 but she also managed to get a personal best of 1hr 42minutes in the run!

Amy said: “It was a brilliant event, and a really enjoyable race. I loved it! Thank you for your support, it really helped keep me going.”

And the final two runners on Team Rockinghorse were Oli Graves and Hemmat Ovaisi who have so far raised £567 for us. Hemmat even managed to complete the run despite twisting his ankle towards the end of the run!

But this hasn’t put him off as he’s running in the 10km event at the Brighton Marathon for Rockinghorse this weekend. And they were both pleased to see the Rockinghorse cheering squad, as Oli said: Thank you for your support!!! It made a big difference.”

Hemmat and Oli

Thank so much from the whole team at Rockinghorse HQ for this amazing support. It was wonderful to be able to be there with the runners on the day and cheer them on throughout the race.

And the team will be outside the Old Ship Hotel this Sunday for the Brighton Marathon, cheering on all the runners taking part in this great local event.

So, if you have been inspired to fundraise for us after reading about our wonderful supporters, there are lots of ways you can get involved. Why not check out our ’55 for 55’ campaign where you can help us celebrate our 55th anniversary and help us raise money to support children and young people’s mental health?


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