Sadiq Khan


Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund
London is a shameful tale of two cities. In the richest capital in Europe almost half our children live below the poverty line. These families, "the dispossessed," are cut off from the life most Londoners take for granted. As London’s paper, the Evening Standard believes it is their role to help champion their causes. Working with the Evening Standard, Community Foundation Network seek to enable readers to make London a better place by supporting local charities, using the government’s Grassroots Grants endowment challenge to at least double the value of donations received. The Evening Standard Grassroots Dispossessed Fund will support hundreds of grassroots projects around the capital. Run by motivated individuals and operating locally, these groups can be an effective and inspiring antidote to the issues that London faces. For more information on the Grassroots Grants endowment challenge visit:

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London: it's official! I'm running..

Sadiq Khan

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..and I am proud to say that I made it!

I can honestly say that running the London Marathon was one of the best experiences of my life. Yes the training was hard work, and I am in A LOT of pain afterwards, but the support I received throughout the 26.2 miles was incredible.

The last ten weeks have been a real adventure, and I have been truly humbled by the number of people that have supported me, from across the political spectrum and beyond. From Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, to Chancellor George Osborne, from members of the Greater London Assembly to my local sweet shop in Tooting. The list of those who have supported me below as well as those named on the website were a real encouragement to keep going when my legs were screaming at me to stop.

By far the best part and a real privilege has been visiting the projects across London that are supported by the Dispossessed Fund, who I ran the marathon to support. They help hundreds of charities and projects that tackle poverty and inequality across the capital – from providing legal advice, to mentoring young people, sports projects and befriending services. I’d encourage anyone who can afford it, to sponsor me and help support them.

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Thank you to all those who have contributed to my ‘offline’ fundraising including Rt. Hon Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Kinnock, Toaha Qureshi MBE, Yunus Bobat, Steve Pound MP, Malik Mohamed Riaz, Rt. Hon Dame Margaret Beckett MP, Ivan Lewis MP. Vernon Coaker MP, Ayub Aulia, Stephen Hammond MP, Alun Michaels, Heidi Alexander MP, Rizwan Younis, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Kelvin Hopkins MP, Mike Kane MP, Henry Bellingham MP, Dame Joan Ruddock MP, Tariq Kausar, Jacob Rees Mogg MP, Mohammed Parvez, James McGovern MP, Baroness Hayter, Stephen Kinsella, Lord Richard QC, Owen Smith MP, Rob Flello MP

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21.04.14 Brilliant achievement. Well done.

18.04.14 Well done Sadiq - here is my completion bonus

18.04.14 Well done although you did blank me as you passed Big Ben!!!

17.04.14 Well done Sadiq!

17.04.14 Well done!

17.04.14 A great MP, a great minister and shadow minister, and now a great marathon runner! Is there no end to this man's talents? :-)

17.04.14 Well done

17.04.14 Battersea Labour applauds our only MP in Wandsworth . You've proved your well fit!

17.04.14 Well done Sadiq! A fantastic achievement

16.04.14 Sadiq, Many people did not think you would make it to the end but you did so WELL DONE!!!!

15.04.14 Congratulations on a fantastic run. Great North Run next?

15.04.14 Congratulations on completing the course in an impressive time

15.04.14 Just wanted to make sure you completed the marathon first Sadiq :P. Massive congratulations and I really hope the money raised helps some of the most vulnerable in our society

14.04.14 congratulations Sadiq!

14.04.14 Well done! Great cause although shocking that in 2014 Abdul and Jaydine should have to rely on charity and good will. Our taxes should do that.

14.04.14 Well done Sadiq! Massively impressive effort.

13.04.14 Well done!

13.04.14 Well done Sadiq. Great cause. Thank you for all the help you have provided MYH.

13.04.14 Great effort! Well done.

13.04.14 A great run in a very good time too!

13.04.14 Well done Sadiq!

13.04.14 Well done Sadiq! Impressive!


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