Each year, our dedicated Carers Trust runners take on the London Marathon and run the incredible 26-mile distance in support of the UK’s unpaid carers.

Marathon runner 2018

Last year, our 2018 Carers Trust Virgin Money London Marathon runners achieved something truly amazing when they completed their run, and they raised over £8,000 to support unpaid carers across the UK!

From those funds, £4,000 raised by runners from the Rank Group plc were dedicated specifically to support Rank Cares individual grants for carers. These grants enabled around ten carers to buy some essential items they needed to help them manage their caring role or supported them to have a much-needed break. 

The remaining money raised by our other amazing runners funded our range of support services for carers, allowing us to reach carers across the UK.

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Our team of keen fundraisers will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for us on 28 April 2019. You can take a look at their training and fundraising progress on their JustGiving pages

Our team includes three Mecca team members who will be running for Carers Trust, pushing their bodies to help provide the very best support for the UK's seven million unpaid carers of today and ten million carers of tomorrow.

  • Firstly, we have Lucy Coy from Mecca Burton who is running the Marathon in memory of her dad and in honour of the hard work that carers do for the people they love. Lucy has been hard at work training, brightening up her nightly runs with some inventive additions to her shoes.
  • Our next runner is Terry Connelly from Mecca Brierly Hill. Terry is already smashing his fundraising target to help support carers across the UK! Well done Terry!
  • And finally, we have Craig O’Neill from Mecca Telford. Craig is running for his mother in law, who has dedicated much of her life to caring for family members. He’s making literal strides with his training – the dedicated runner recently completed a 16-mile run in under two and a half hours!

If you would like to show your support, fundraise or donate to any of these amazing runners then visit their JustGiving pages and get involved now! 

Of course, we’ll be there on the day of the marathon to encourage them along the course. With every mile they run, jog, or walk for Carers Trust, they will be helping to reach more of the seven million unpaid carers in the UK!

Running for Carers Trust

If you feel inspired to take part in a challenge for Carers Trust, please get in touch with our Fundraising team. We currently have places for the Big Half, Prudential Ride 100 and several other challenges.