The Virgin Money London Marathon may have taken place back in April 2018, but we haven’t forgotten the tremendous lengths that our runners went to. We want to congratulate all of them for completing the distance and say a huge thank you for raising over £8,000 for carers in the UK.

Rowan running the London Marathon 2018A marathon of fundraising for Carers Trust!

Rowan was our first runner to cross the finish line, completing the course in under four hours!

Rowan ran in memory of his friend, Peter Westropp, who died unexpectedly in 2011, aged 27. Peter’s family set up the Peter Westropp Memorial Trust, and plan to raise £250,000 over ten years for Carers Trust.

They do many incredible things to fundraise for us, and thanks to their amazing efforts, they’ve already raised over £170,000 in Peter’s memory since 2012. 

The money raised from the marathon by Rowan, and Rebecca - another of our marathon runners - will help fund our range of support services for unpaid carers in the UK and enable us to reach more of them. Thank you, both, for your dedication!

We’d also like to thank Steve and Rebecca from our corporate partner, The Rank Group plc.

The money they raised will support Rank Cares individual grants for carers, enabling carers to buy the essential items they need to manage in their caring role. Or it could pay for them to have a much-needed break, because without one, their own health and wellbeing could suffer, leaving them unable to look after themselves, let alone their loved one.

Are you ready to set your own challenge for Carers Trust?

If you’re feeling inspired by this year’s marathon runners and would like to take on the challenge yourself in 2019, take part in the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 cycle race, or organise your own fundraising event, just send us an email or give us a call on 0300 772 9600.

We’d love to hear from you and will be with you every step of the way in your fundraising. 

Join us for our Christmas Carol Concert 2018

Our 2017 Christmas Carol Concert was a huge sell-out success, which is why we want to give you plenty of notice for this year’s event so that you can come along and enjoy the evening with us in the run-up to Christmas.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests and sponsor CLC World Resorts & Hotels, last year’s concert raised an incredible £15,000. With your kindness we could raise even more this year to support carers throughout the festive season, which can be a particularly stressful and challenging time for many. 

Don’t miss your chance - book early!

To join us at our Christmas concert on 4 December 2018 at St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2V, book online or call us on 020 7922 7756.

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Our marathon runners featured in the September 2018 edition of our supporter's magazine We Care.

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