We want to thank our team of 20 runners who stepped-up to collectively raise over £17,000 which will go towards purchasing a Born Free Dragon to help our anti-poaching and wildlife monitoring work in Africa. We couldn’t possibly pick one ‘Star Fundraiser’ because they are all inspirational, so we asked our runners what inspired them to support Born Free…
“Born Free help animals far away as well as those here in the UK, fighting for their rights and being their voice.”
“I know that the money we have raised will help to preserve wildlife in its natural environment for our future generations to live alongside."
“I’m proud to support Born Free for the sake of all endangered animals and for our grandchildren and their children!"
“Born Free has taken on the noble role of protecting our natural world and for this, we are all deeply indebted.”
“It is an honour to be part of the team working to bring Dragons to Africa and beyond. I believe we can all make a difference.”
“The Marathon is a great opportunity for me to help raise awareness of the amazing work Born Free do and raise some money in the process!"
“Wildlife welfare means a lot to me, and knowing that I was fundraising to help this wonderful charity spurred me on to complete the 26.2 miles!”
“I have always had a huge passion for helping animals and as soon as I was old enough, I started donating to Born Free, so it was a huge privilege to run on their behalf to support their work.”
“The work and dedication of Born Free is absolutely amazing.”
Also running for Born Free were Kevin Stevens and Jay Waite from Colchester, Anita Thacker and Priti Jethwa from London, Tafi Gashi from London, Olivia Childs from Middlesex, Michelle Lindfield from Colwyn Bay and Tony Bugby from Stockport, who ran 25 consecutive London Marathons between 1992 and 2016!
If you’ve been inspired to take-on a challenge to support our work, be it the London Marathon or another challenge, please email Events Manager Joanne Bartholomew for advice about the next steps: email@example.com