Charlotte, who has been a Trainee Solicitor in the Firm since September 2018, ran the London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2019 in aid of raising money for a charity close to her heart – CLIC Sargent.
In the months and weeks leading up to the event, Charlotte persuaded a lot of members of the Firm to get involved in her fundraising attempts by organising both a Six Nations Sweepstake in January and also recently an Easter Bake-off. Through these efforts and our staff’s generosity, Charlotte added over £200.00 to her grand total, which to date stands at £1,815.03.
Charlotte completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 6:50:12 – of which she was extremely proud considering when signing up to the challenge in May 2018, she would be happy to admit that she couldn’t even run 1 mile let alone the remaining 25.2!
Highlights of the day included seeing several of her family and friends supporting her around the route, running across London Bridge to the cheers of the spectators and her nominated charity, and of course, that final corner on The Mall with the finishing line in sight, the finishers medal, and being greeted by her family with a pair of flip flops and a large cup of tea.
With a marathon now out of the way, Charlotte intends to spend the next few months free of any runs longer than 5km until the next “challenge bug” arises – when we will of course support her and wish her all the best for whatever that next challenge may be.
CLIC Sargent remains an important charity to Charlotte. It is one of the largest charities in the UK dedicated to supporting children and young people who are given the crushing diagnosis of cancer. Their work allows them to provide financial grants to families who may be struggling to attend much needed hospital appointments, alongside family support officers who can help guide the person suffering with cancer, but also their extended family, along the route from diagnosis, treatment, and then with the ultimate goal of eventually overcoming this disease.
Charlotte’s fundraising page for this charity’s important work remains open for a few more weeks, and should you wish to donate to this, she would be grateful for any support.