Participants in this year’s London Marathon have together raised more than £10,000 for Calvert Trust Exmoor.
The money has been generated through the fundraising efforts of Frazer, Matthew, Roy, Clive and Stacey who took part in the marathon in London through their charity places and Alice, a virtual marathon runner who covered 26.2 miles along the South West Coast Path in Cornwall.
Meanwhile, Joe, a member of Calvert Trust Exmoor staff, and Jacquie, a local fundraiser, joined forces to each walk the 26.2 miles around Wistlandpound Reservoir which is home to the disability holiday centre and charity.
Calvert Trust Exmoor wishes to thank the participants for their efforts: “It’s a magnificent achievement to complete the London Marathon in any form and we’re so thankful that this wonderful group of people decided to enter on our behalf. They should be so proud of themselves!” said Andrew Laming, Centre Director.
Roy, the eldest of the group at 67, wanted to say: “Thank you to the Calvert Trust Exmoor staff for the opportunity to cross the London Marathon off my bucket list. It was quite an experience and thank you to everyone who sponsored me.”
Stacey said: “So amazed that I managed to finish it, with the help from some wonderful people in the crowd…it was very tough but also such a privilege to take part in such a wonderful event.”
Whilst Clive was running because of his disabled friend: “Catherine is severely disabled except she just has the biggest smile, and deserves more than the confinement of her wheelchair. Calvert Trust Exmoor provides activities like sailing and wall-climbing where no one fails, and people just feel so good about themselves and their achievements. Please donate to them to be able to continue the vital work they do, especially in these tough times, and make that difference.”
The £10,000 generated from the London Marathon fundraising will go towards Calvert Trust Exmoor’s 25th Birthday Appeal which hopes to raise £250,000 to counter the loss of almost £2 million in revenue because of the Covid pandemic. More information about this can be found on the charity’s website along with guidance on how to support them further.