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£50,000 raised for Norwood

Last updated: 2004-04-19

Sunday 18th April was a special and challenging day for 35 dedicated Norwood supporters who chose to run this year’s London Marathon for the leading children and family services charity.

Through 26.2 gruelling miles of rain the runners pushed themselves to the limit in the hope of raising more than £50,000.  The group boasted GMTV presenters Kate Garraway and Clare Nasir; 63 year old Flora Frank from Edgware who has nine grandchildren and this year completed her eleventh Marathon; Brian Anderson who travelled from Israel to take part; father and son team Stephen and Jeremy Miller from Stanmore and Norwood’s Head of Marketing, William Jones.  Adam Cohen from Manchester was the first to run through the finishing line with an impressive time of three hours and 35 minutes.

Over the past 15 years, Norwood has benefited enormously from the efforts of its Marathon runners.  From just a handful of participants all those years ago to the present strong team, superseding last year’s group of 31. 

Ian Tate, Head of Challenges said at the event,  “Our runners have shown such a massive amount of perseverance, dedication and courage by running this year’s London Marathon.  I would like to say thank you on behalf of the team at Norwood Challenges and all the people who will benefit from the huge amount of money they have raised.”