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Good luck to our marathon runners this weekend!

This year, six people are running the London marathon to support services for people with cancer at UCLH.

Good luck to our marathon runners this weekend!

This year we have six fantastic runners taking part in the London Marathon in support of cancer services and research at UCLH. After months of training they are ready to take on one of the world’s greatest marathons in the year the race will have raised over £1 billion pounds for good causes.

UCLH Charity will have a cheer point on Upper Thames Street, at the bottom of Dowgate Hill, next to Cannon Bridge from 8am-3pm. Please pop by to say ‘hello’ if you are in the area to watch the race.

A huge thank you to our runners and to everyone who is running in support of UCLH Charity and our associated partner charities.

This year our runners include:

  • Grant Whitlock, running for the UCH Cancer Fund - read more and donate here
  • Judy Lewis, running for the UCH Cancer Fund - read more and donate here
  • Holly Bell, own-place runner, running for the UCH Cancer Fund - read more and donate here
  • Brothers Ollie and Tim joined by dad Nick McGlashan, running for the Debbie Fund - read more and donate here
  • Martha Walters, running for the Debbie Fund - read more and donate here

Best of luck to you all, you are amazing!

You can donate to UCLH Charity all year round, right here

Martha in training
Martha in training

Martha's story

"I've taken up the challenge of running the London marathon to help raise money for Debbie fund. Sadly, I have family and friends who have been affected by cancer, and I wanted to support a cancer charity because of this. Also, through my studies of medical pharmacology and now medicine, I have been furthering my knowledge about new research possibilities and Debbie fund is funding the very same research that I have been learning about. Cancer affects so many people and I want to make a difference in any way I can.

I’ve never been a natural runner -the thought of a marathon a year ago would have been an impossible idea! However, although training is tough, I’ve really enjoyed pushing myself and seeing myself improve while getting the added bonus of exploring the countryside! I’m excited for race day! I know that although it will be tough, the atmosphere will be unparalleled, and the knowledge that I’ve raised money for Debbie Fund will bring the biggest sense of achievement."