Date published: 24 April 2015 by Anna Jackson
All of us at Rainbow Trust wishes our London Marathon team lots of luck for Sunday!
We hope that you are excited, ready and looking forward to running in your Rainbow Trust vest and headband. Our enthusiastic cheer squads will be out in force spotting you all and cheering you on at Tower Bridge and Limehouse, so do give us a wave/high-five/thumbs up as you go past!
This is our biggest sports fundraising event and we hope to raise £90,000 this year. This will mean a great deal to us, bringing us ever closer to our vision that one day all families with a seriously ill child will have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.
One particular runner in our team knows first-hand the value of the support we provide. David and his family were supported by Rainbow Trust when their twin baby girls were born prematurely. Sunday will be David’s tenth London Marathon – he runs in memory of his daughter, Eloise and in support of Rainbow Trust. Read about his story here.
Over the years David has raised over £25,000, by coming up with new challenges and fundraising activities. “I’ve asked my friends and family for support so many times over the years that I’m sure they must be getting tired of me! But I just keep plodding away, trying to come up with ideas and new challenges to inspire their continued support.” David tells us. Read David’s story here.
We look forward to seeing David, our celebrity runner Hugo Taylor and the rest of our amazing team on Sunday. We are incredibly grateful for the months of preparation and dedicated fundraising and training every member of our team has put into this epic challenge and are so excited to see it all come together on Sunday, hopefully meeting lots of you back at our post-race reception at the Golden Lion pub for massages and a BBQ!
Go Rainbow Trust! We know you will do yourselves proud.