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.


Annabel Johnson

Running the London Marathon 2019

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I always said I'd never run a marathon...but here I am...running a marathon. [/p][p]I am part of the Jesuit Missions team including many teachers from Jesuit Schools. [/p][p]The team are running in memory of Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Jesuit priest who was tragically murdered in South Sudan in November 2018. Money raised will continue his legacy by supporting the teacher training centre where he worked and to continue his plans to educate and inspire as many South Sudanese children to go to school as possible.[/p][p]Improving educational opportunities in South Sudan is key to the social transformation of the country.[/p][p]I get a lot done when I run. [/p][p]Organise my thoughts, plan my week, daydream, sometimes chat with friends, sometimes soak up the solitude. I listen to music, podcasts, audio books. Its my protected time, it does me good. I love the pace of distance running, observing the gradual seasonal changes on my routes over the year and the methodical rhythm that focusses the mind in a special kind of meditation.[/p][p]In a busy, challenging year with less time for myself I felt my running may be threatened, I needed a goal, the answer...run more, get more time! [/p][p]With the support of friends, family and the special school community where I am a teacher and parent; and where both my boys have had the best education imaginable, I know I can rise to the challenge. It's my way of giving thanks for this special and privileged education and help give back to the many who will never have access to the amazing opportunity that we can give our children through supporting Jesuit missions in their work across the globe.[/p]
Running the London Marathon 2019 image 1

Share Annabel's story

Other ways to support Annabel's fundraising effort

Turn your unwanted stuff into donations

together withziffit.com logo

Earn free donations when you shop

together withkindred logo


May 7, 2019


On behalf of Jenny Nealon

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 5, 2019

The Harrison’s

Well done! What an awesome achievement!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Amanda V-B

Congratulations Annabel. x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Rachel Moss

Well done Annabel - what a superstar!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Well done Mrs Johnson on completing the marathon. From the Kellett family

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Sarah Dear

Well done on an amazing run. So impressed.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Fliss Tarasiuk

Congratulations Annabel. Amazing achievement. Much love Fliss, Si, Jazz & James xxxx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Well done, what an achievement! Best wishes Jo, Rob, Zac and Ollie x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Hope you've been able to take in some of the atmosphere of this amazing event this morning - So impressed with your drive and determination.xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jerry Hawthorne

Good to see you yesterday Annabel. Hope you get the time you want. Good luck.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid