Congratulations to our 2012 London Marathon runners
23 April 2012
A big thank you and congratulations to our 215-strong team
who ran the Virgin London Marathon
The London Marathon was the perfect finish to Parkinson's Awareness Week (16-22 April).
We hope to raise an amazing £300,000 from the event and our
runners have already raised over £165,000 so far.
Chris ran to raise awareness of Parkinson's
Chris Borrow, 29 (pictured right), from Highbury, North London
ran the marathon in 3 hours and 55 minutes for his grandad who has
Parkinson's, and in memory of his
grandma who had Parkinson's.
"Running the London Marathon for Parkinson's UK was the most
joyous and uplifting experience of my life. The crowd were so
incredible and supportive throughout.
"I ran in memory of my grandma and who had Parkinson's and my
grandad who has the condition. My fancy dress costume went down
well with everyone. Instead of clapping those who cheered my name,
I squeezed the squeaky toy I was carrying in appreciation!"
It was the most joyous and uplifting experience of my life. The crowd were so incredible and supportive throughout.
Chris Borrow, 2012 London Marathon runner
Well done to all
Paul Jackson-Clark, our fundraising director, comments:
"I would like to say a big thank you and congratulations to all
of our London Marathon runners for their exceptional support."
Our work is totally dependent on
donations and all the money raised from the London Marathon will go
towards helping us find a cure, and
improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
View photos from the 2012 London Marathon on Flickr.