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Darren Lord

Darren Lord's London Marathon 2014

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]Thank you for visiting my page.[/p][p]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.[/p][p]Why did I decide to run the marathon for a second time?[/p][p]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.[/p][p]Children In Crisis work in partnership with local [span=margin: 0px; padding: 0px;]organisations[/span] to provide educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.[/p][p]In Africa and Asia they support local [span=margin: 0px; padding: 0px;]organisations[/span] to develop education [span=margin: 0px; padding: 0px;]programmes[/span] for children and their communities. This includes training teachers, building and equipping schools, delivering community education and adult literacy [span=margin: 0px; padding: 0px;]programmes[/span] and improving child protection - knowledge is power and an educated community is more likely to support the education of their children.[/p][p]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. [/p][p]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. [/p]

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2014 Virgin Money London Marathon

2014 Virgin Money London Marathon

13 Apr 2014


Children In Crisis

Children In Crisis



Michele Moran

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



Andy W

As promised in Cardiff, hopefully better late than never!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


East Sussex School of Performing Arts

Best wishes from



Tony & Patricia Holmes



Joe Evans

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

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Rachel and Robin Williams

Well done Darren!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Will bozier

Well done Darren

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



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

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Louise King

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

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Adam Martin

Good Luck Darren!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid