Posted: 25 April 2018

Highlights from the London Marathon 2018

Last weekend thousands of runners took to the streets for the hottest London marathon on record. We’re always impressed by the efforts of our dedicated marathon racers, but this year especially so as the temperatures soared and so did the fundraising achievements.

Our staff and volunteers turned out in force to cheer on our 94 runners, who raised a fantastic £125,000, an astonishing figure to help support children and young people across the country who need our help.

Tales from the finish line

Nathan Mansfield, is a long time supporter and wanted to change the lives of children and young people, he said:“It’s good to know that my fundraising is giving children hope.”

Sayna Khanokar a teacher, had never run before, but was thrilled to run in our team:
“The Children’s Society is an amazing charity that supports an age range of young people that other charities miss out on.”

Steve Fielder beat his fundraising target on his first marathon run and said:
“when I decided to run the London marathon, I wanted to run it in support of a national charity who fight child poverty and neglect and help all children have a better chance in life.
“I had amazing support all the way through the process and it was a pleasure to be part of the team.”

Thanks once again to our marathon runners for raising thousands of pounds which will go towards our work. Because no child should feel alone.

Get involved for 2019

If you want to be part of the team supporting our vital work in the 2019 London Marathon, sign up to our ballot

register your interst for LONDON MARTHON 2019

There are other challenges throughout the year, so browse our events pages and get your running gear on now to help children and young people.


By Amy Dennis