Your chance to join the London Marathon!
Published: September 25, 2015
Apply now for your chance to be part of the Richard House team at the world’s biggest annual one day fundraising event – the London Marathon 2016! The deadline for applications for a Gold Bond place with Richard House is 1 October so you’ll need to be quick.
Every year Richard House supporters take to the pavements in the London Marathon in support of the hospice. This year 28 took part, raising almost £33,000 to support children with life-limiting health conditions and their families.
Emma Roebuck, from Greenwich, has taken part in the last two London Marathons for Richard House, raising nearly £3,500.
“Two years ago I was looking for a marathon place and came across Richard House through my running club, which has supported the charity for a number of years. I applied for a marathon place and was lucky enough to be given one. The support I had from friends and family was incredible, largely due to the great cause I was fundraising for, and I raised nearly £3000.
“The following year I won a place in the marathon through the ballot, and it was an instant decision to raise money again for Richard House, even though there was no pressure to do so. It’s such a happy place to visit, and I wanted to help spread some more happiness. So the least I could do was run a marathon or two and raise some money along the way.”
Join the team
As part of team Richard House, you will have the support of our fundraising team, who can help with ideas and materials to help you raise money. You will also be invited to our “Pasta Party” dinner, where you will get a chance to see the hospice, learn about what your money could do and meet other runners. And you’ll enjoy a special reception after the marathon, where you can relive the amazing day with family and friends!
Download the application form and call Rachel on 020 7540 0230 if you have any questions.