Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Andy Martin Howard

Andy M H is Running the 2020 London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, [/p][p]My name is Andy. I am running the 2020 London Marathon as a blind runner with my guide runner Harriet. [/p][p]I am running to raise money for the Lion Swimming Club where both myself and my wife Lucy, who is also registered blind regularly swim. We take our 2 year old daughter Evie along to the swimming sessions as well, which she loves. We feel more comfortable taking Evie to these sessions as we know we’ll receive the help and support we need.[/p][p]The Lion Swimming Club offers swimming sessions four times a week as well as regular hydro pool sessions, for people with a permanent physical, learning, mental or sensory disability. There is no age limit. The club welcomes anyone between 0-99 years.[/p][p]The Lion Swimming Club was founded in 1959 and it has been solely run by volunteers since then (61 years). All the sessions are attended by a volunteer helper who is there to assist the members during the sessions. The helpers assist Lucy, Evie and I to find our way around the pool area and to and from the changing room. Our fellow members allow us to swim next to the wall at our sessions which is our way of navigating whilst in the pool. [/p][p]The Club also arranges social events which is just as important as the swimming because this enables members to get out and meet with others with disabilities.[/p][p]Running the London Marathon for my swimming club is an honour and a privilege and allows me to give back to the club.[/p][p]Your generosity is very much appreciated![/p][p] [/p][p]Kind regards,[/p][p]Andy[/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p]

Share Andy Martin's story

Other ways to support Andy Martin's fundraising effort

Turn your unwanted stuff into donations

together withziffit.com logo

Earn free donations when you shop

together withkindred logo


Mar 20, 2020


Thank you, Andy. Hope the weather is perfect for you on the day.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 12, 2020

Peter and denny

we will be cheering you on from home


Mar 9, 2020


Go for it Andy. Hope that you get a personal best. Enjoy the marathon. All the best from Sharon and Neil

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 5, 2020

Stacy and Andy

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020


Mar 2, 2020

Liz and Calvin

Well done Andy - we'll be rooting for you! Lots of love Liz, Cal, Matt and Ant xxxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020


Run Andy run.

£26.22 plus £6.56 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020

Marcelline Russell

Go for it! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 29, 2020


Enjoy yourself Andy. Alastair

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 28, 2020

Bethan and Cass

Andy, You're not like Roy Orbison just 'Running Scared' or Dion with 'Runaround Shoe' but the commitment you have put into Marathon 2020, you deserve to win. Go Andy Go Bethan, Cass and Mo Farrar

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid