Our supporters raise thousands of pounds at London Marathon

25 April 2016 | News, Supporter stories

All 24 of World Cancer Research Fund’s runners completed the London Marathon yesterday, raising thousands of pounds for vital research into cancer prevention.

First across the line was 31-year-old Sam O’Connell, in a spectacular 2 hours 54 minutes. Before the race began, Sam had already raised over £5,000, more than double his initial goal, and the donations to his JustGiving page are still coming in.

He said:

"The whole experience was amazing. I did the Royal Parks Half last year, but this was my first marathon, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’d recommend it to anyone".

“In fact, I found the whole day quite emotional. The way everyone gets behind you as you go round the course was incredible – it really spurs you on.

“It was a real honour to run for World Cancer Research Fund and to raise so much money was something that I never imagined would happen. People have been so generous that I’ve found it quite humbling.”

Among the other runners to complete the course was the four-man Wolverhampton Bobsled Team, made up of Christian Hughes, Andy Newman, Ian Newman and Neil Hendy.

Wolverhampton bobsleigh team - London Marathon 2016 runners

In total, our runners have so far raised over £45,000 – an incredible total, with more still to come in! Many thanks to you all.

For a selection of images from the day, visit our Facebook page.

Will Finch | 25 April 2016