Congratulations to all of our Virgin Money London Marathon runners!

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 28th April and Helen Rollason Cancer Charity had 10 fantastic fundraisers running the world famous route, raising thousands of pounds for the charity!

A huge congratulations and well done to Hayley, Laura, Dan, Emily, Rev Rod, Mark, Melanie, Michael, Adam and Ryan. Total funds raised will be announced soon but there is still time to donate! Use the links below to sponsor your runner…

More than 42,000 runners completed the world famous route, making the 39th edition of the race the biggest in its history. Money raised for charity through the marathon since its conception in 1981 has now passed £1 billion; an incredible achievement.

If you’ve been inspired by this year’s London Marathon runners and want to find out more about running for us in 2020, we’d love to hear from you!

Get in touch today by calling 01245 380719 or emailing

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 Roll of Honour

Hayley Ellen; 3 hours 19 minutes

Laura Elborn; 5 hours 56 minutes 

Daniel Crocker; 5 hours 56 minutes

Emily Thomson; 4 hours 42 minutes

Reverend Rod Reid; 5 hours 38 minutes 

Mark Pearson; 4 hours 7 minutes

Melanie Lathan; 7 hours 17 minutes

Mike Jacobs; 3 hours 35 minutes

Adam Hunter; 3 hours 39 minutes

Ryan Cobbold; 4 hours 15 minutes

On behalf of our clients, Trustees, Volunteers and staff we would like to say a massive thank you for helping us to enable quality of life while living with cancer.

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We are calling on everyone in our community to play a vital role in helping us to fundraise which will allow us to continue enabling quality of life while living with cancer.