Chris Skinner


Hackney Empire Ltd
The Hackney Empire is situated in the heart of the East End, in the cultural borough for the 2012 games. It is one of London's most important and popular arts complexes. A beautiful venue built in 1901 by legendary architect Frank Matchum, the Hackney Empire presents a kaleidoscope of entertainment ranging through from comedy, variety, music, dance to drama, opera and family shows. The Hackney Empire is a registered charity, to support the programme and the development work it does with local young people, please give generously.
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Run for the Empire!

Chris Skinner

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I'm Chris Skinner and I am running the London Marathon to raise money for the Hackney Empire.

Described by The Guardian as ‘The most beautiful theatre in London’, the Hackney Empire has been providing quality entertainment for over 100 years. 

Each year, it welcomes over 100,000 people to a wide variety of performance, including its world-renowned pantomime, and participatory activity for the local community and young people.

However, this iconic east London venue can not continue without help from nice people like you!

I have never run a marathon before but I am highly motivated and plan to tear the course apart!

For more information, visit the website

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

23.05.12 Sorry it's a bit late Chris :)

15.05.12 Very proud of you, Mr. Skinner. Well done on completing, despite the injury. (I'll win this back at next poker night)!x

15.05.12 Hi Chris Autograph would like to support your commitment to helping the Hackney Empire. Congratulations on your achievement. From Debbie and us all at Autograph.

08.05.12 Sorry I didn't do this last week as I meant to. Awesome efoort Chris. Hope you've recovered now.

01.05.12 This is not a sponsorship, it's a financial incentive to f**king run faster. f**k you Chris.

28.04.12 Fantastic achievement for a fantastic cause- well done Chris

27.04.12 Great stuff Chris - very impressed by your hard work and dedication.

27.04.12 from a Bugler to a Bugle enabler

24.04.12 Well done Skinner!!

24.04.12 Excellent work matey!


23.04.12 Well done chris, sorry for leaving this so long but better late than never!! Proud of you dude. Priesty xx

23.04.12 F**k you, Tom!

23.04.12 Well done Chris!

23.04.12 Wow very very impressed........... Amazing achievement, especially to run in so much pain from the beginning, great time too. Hope your not broken! Hannah (LFTC)


23.04.12 A heroic achievement for a marvellous cause!

23.04.12 Congratulations!

22.04.12 Well done, Chris. And f*ck you.

22.04.12 Well done Chris!

22.04.12 In memory of all the swear words edited out from too many podcasts to mention


22.04.12 f you chris! and thank you. and f you

22.04.12 I am donating from beyond the grave. I wish this money to be used to gain a proper screening for my masterpiece Pulgasari.

22.04.12 This should help cover the cost of making "Bugle: The Musical". (All hail Zaltor the Merciless, Emporer of All Things)


Running total

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Ian King
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