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    London Marathon 2008 - Which Charity?

    Just received my "Acceptance" letter from the organisers so looks like I will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April 2008 - anyone else?

    I have run the London Marathon twice before, once for Dreams Come True charity, and once for the British Heart Foundation. I want to run for charity again this time, but not sure what charity to run for.

    Any suggestions??

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    Fair play to you....i won't be running,I get breathless just watching!:giggle:

    Why don't you choose a local charity,one that will benefit the community where you live,one that doesn't have the funds to heavily campaign etc.

    Or is there a particular charity close to your heart(for me it would be mental health due to my brother living with schizophrenia)

    Fair play to you erics.

    Whenever I've done a charity event my money is always split between BLISS & BonnieBabies

    Both are charities for special baby care and premature babies - I was 8 weeks prem & my sister was 12. They do a wonderful job for those who have the least chances of survival. Shame these always seem overlooked by Cancer & BHF etc etc.

    bonniebabies.co.uk/
    bliss.org.uk/

    how about one of the kids cancer charities, and all respect to you.

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    muckypup

    Why don't you choose a local charity,one that will benefit the community … Why don't you choose a local charity,one that will benefit the community where you live,one that doesn't have the funds to heavily campaign etc.



    I thought that at first, but I suspect doing this will cut down the sponsorship I could raise as I don't work anywhere near where I live (so work collegues would be less inclined to give I would guess:thinking: ), and many of my family live a few 100 (and some a few thousand) miles from where I live, so they same would go for them.

    If I ever get round to running it (after several successful half marathons) I will run for "Children With Leukaemia" - simply cos it could happen to any of us with kids - god forbid!
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