Diabetes UK is urging people who have got a place in the London Marathon ballot to help the charity raise much-needed funds.
Most places in the London Marathon are offered by ballot, with successful applicants then deciding which of their favourite charities they will run for. Diabetes UK is urging successful runners who got a place to select Diabetes UK. This will help the charity to care for, connect, and campaign alongside even more people living with diabetes as Diabetes UK continues its work to prevent and, one day, cure the condition currently affecting 3.9 million people.
All runners who join the Diabetes UK team will receive a branded vest complete with personalised lettering, crazy hair, fundraising toolkit, online support, training tips and a post-event cooldown party, complete with massage therapists.
Anna Schlerf, Diabetes UK Fundraising Events Manager, said, “If you choose to run for Diabetes UK in the London Marathon, then you can be sure that all your hard work and fundraising will make a real difference to people living with diabetes. Plus we’ll give you the biggest cheers along the route and we have a fantastic cool down party planned for our runners.
“If you applied and didn’t get a ballot place, we have places in the Brighton Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon and even the Berlin Marathon. Or if 26.2 miles sounds like a long way, then there are lots of 5ks, 10ks and half-marathons around the country where you can help raise vital funds for us.”