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National Deaf Children’s Society runners in London Marathon

Published Date: 30 Apr 2019

A total of 46 brave runners took on the legendary London Marathon on Sunday, 28 April in support of the National Deaf Children’s Society.

The intrepid runners took on the famous 26.2 mile course, starting in Greenwich Park and finishing on the Mall, and were spurred on by staff and supporters at our Tower Bridge and Westminster cheer points.

The National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children, is set to benefit to the tune of over £110,000 thanks to the combined fundraising efforts of the 46 runners.

After the exertions of the race, many of the runners met up with their friends and family and enjoyed well-earned refreshments and massages at our post-race reception at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall.

One of the finishers, Paul Clark, said:

“Sunday was an overwhelming experience of goodwill, right from everyone’s good luck messages and the team spirit between the runners, to the uplifting support of the crowds lining the route.

“I will never forget the kindness and support I have received along the way."

John Larkin, of the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Events Fundraising Team, said:

“I want to say a huge congratulations to all our wonderful runners who took on this event for the National Deaf Children’s Society. It’s an incredible achievement and we’re so grateful for every penny you’ve raised.

“Thanks to the selflessness of supporters like our brave runners, we’re able to keep supporting deaf children and their families across the UK, now and into the future.”