Darren Lord


Children In Crisis
Children in Crisis exists to improve the lives of children around the world affected by conflict, deprivation, poverty or other hidden crises, by working in partnership with local communities to provide education, healthcare and protection. Worldwide, one in six children do not have access to an education. Children in Crisis is working to change this. With the help of our supporters we are able to offer these children hope for a better future and the opportunity to live positive healthy lives. We operate in seven countries, working with local communities to develop education programmes which meet the needs of children and their communities through training teachers, supporting classes for out of school children; training in basic health messages and building and equipping schools.
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Darren Lord's London Marathon 2014

Darren Lord

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On 13th April 2014, I ran the London Marathon in 4 hours 19 minutes and 4 seconds. It ended up quite hot, but I managed to shave 11 minutes and 55 seconds off my 2013 time.

Why did I decide to run the marathon for a second time?

From 2004 to 2011 I travelled all over the world and experienced a variety of cultures, witnessing all kinds of living conditions and levels of poverty. So, when I start worrying about "the small stuff", I try to remember the things I've seen and the people I've met and remind myself how lucky I am. Getting up in the morning to go for a 26.2 mile run is a small price to pay to help a child improve their quality of life.

Children In Crisis work in partnership with local organisations to provide educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

In Africa and Asia they support local organisations to develop education programmes for children and their communities. This includes training teachers, building and equipping schools, delivering community education and adult literacy programmes and improving child protection - knowledge is power and an educated community is more likely to support the education of their children.

A child doesn't choose to be born into their circumstances and there a millions of children living in abject poverty without the chance of education or the hope to improve their society. Please help Children In Crisis get children out of crisis. 

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Children In Crisis. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. 

Recent donors

12.06.14 Well done again Darren. Your very lovely . Thank you for the yummy carrot cake . I ate the three pieces by the time I got home! Very naughty! Michele Moran

12.05.14 As promised in Cardiff, hopefully better late than never!

06.05.14 Best wishes from


29.04.14 Great cause Darren. Well done!!!!! x

13.04.14 Well done Darren!

13.04.14 Well done Darren

13.04.14 Thinking of you! I hope you're not too sweaty and you beat your last year's time. I also hope you reach your fundraising target. Lots of love x

13.04.14 Run Darren Run! Such a great cause - wishing you a good one :) Louise x

13.04.14 Good Luck Darren!

13.04.14 Darren, a really wonderful cause ... all the very best and hope you have a brilliant day.

13.04.14 GO DARREN! xxxx

12.04.14 Best of luck tomorrow Darren xxx

12.04.14 Best of luck and have fun Mo x

12.04.14 Have an amazing run! Love the cause you're running for!

12.04.14 Good luck Darren. Run son run, have fun! Your determination will ensure you finish with a respectable time. Mum & Dad xx

12.04.14 Good luck Darren!

12.04.14 I'd doff my hat to you Darren... but does anybody still wear a hat? Looking forward to watching you whizz by!

11.04.14 Best of luck Mr Lord! xxx

10.04.14 Two years in a row qualifies you as certifiably insane! Well done for keeping the gruelling training going for another year and we'll cheer you on from DUK cheering point just shy of Tower bridge. May the chia force be with you!

08.04.14 Come on Team Yellow! I can't wait now :-) xx

08.04.14 Thanks for yesterday babe. See you Sunday. Try not to swear on the way around. It's a family day x

06.04.14 Good luck Darren! I'm sure all those long runs will have paid off.. Enjoy the taper & see you there! X

05.04.14 Good luck little bro.

05.04.14 Run Darren run! Can't believe you are doing this for a second time! Well done, and best of luck xxx


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