The London Marathon

Sunday 21st April 2024

The London Marathon

Sunday 21st April 2024

Assuming that you are able to run the shortest route, most people who complete the London Marathon will run, at least, an extra half a mile. However, the hardship suffered is minimal compared to those helped by their efforts; for many of them just getting through every day is a marathon. This year we have a determined and dedicated team of 10 running to our support the charity.

If you would like to run for WAAMAD charity in future London Marathons please contact us via email.

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Ty Temel

10 weeks away! 😳

After not being successful in the ballot, I have managed to secure a last minute charity spot for the iconic London Marathon.

The London Marathon has become an annual, inspiring and colourful fixture in the world’s sporting calendar since the inaugural race on 29 March 1981: a celebration of fun, fundraising and fancy dress.

Even though I only have about ten weeks to train, and coming off the back of injury, I still accepted the opportunity with both hands as it’s been something I’ve wanted to complete since starting running in 2020.

I will be raising money for WE ARE ALL MAKING A DIFFERENCE who help kids. Any donations will be hugely appreciated, they not only allow me the opportunity to run but also help make a difference to the lives of thousands of kids. Even £1 will help. No amount is too small.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone at the charity for not only the amazing work they do, but for giving me an opportunity to run in their name. It's an honour and I'm excited to represent.

Thank you in advance and I better get training 🏃🏽💙
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Charley Johnson

I am so grateful to be running the 2024 London Marathon for We Are All Making A Difference, raising money for such a wonderful charity! I have been brought up immersed in this amazing, selfless charity. My Dad David and late Uncle Robert were heavily involved and hence it holds a very special place in my heart.

If someone had told me when I started my running journey in January this year, when Lottie somehow convinced me to go on a run with her, that I would be running the London marathon in less than 18 months I would have laughed. And yet here I am! It’s safe to say I caught the running bug. For the last 11 months we have been running multiple times a week, pushing ourselves to new limits. To keep up our motivation, we wanted a new challenge, and so here we are running the London Marathon.

Lottie and I have been best-friends since we were 5 so I couldn’t think of anyone better to be taking on this challenge with me. We are so excited to be running together, and are grateful for the charity’s support. Thank you in advance for any donations!
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Tom Brearley

Hi, I’m Tom! I’m 31 and from Shrewsbury... I have a little boy, 4 dogs and a wife somewhere in there amongst all the madness! I started running with 14 weeks notice to London Marathon 2023 and have been hooked ever since. In 2023 I completed 1,097km’s 10+ half marathons, the London marathon (also for WAAMAD) and many other events. This year, I’ll be competing in the London Marathon for WAAMAD once again, and then on to the Berlin marathon in September.

Aside from running, I’m a huge petrolhead and work with cars (and some bikes) every day of the week. When I’m not running or at work my wife & I will usually be found walking the dogs, eating, drinking or catching up on sleep from our 8 week little boy…
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Jack Breakwell

My name is Jack Breakwell and I am running the London Marathon in aid of the "We Are All Making A Difference Charitable Trust". Tom and I will be tackling this incredible event together and teaming forces to raise as much money as we can.

Although this charity has no single direction in the way it helps others, as a father of 3, I am incredibly inspired by the help and opportunities it offers the younger children that are struggling for one reason or another. I hold this close to my heart and will do throughout the race. THIS is why I am running for them!

Thank you Jack
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Paul Banwell

Hi there. I am honoured to be part of this awesome Marathon Team raising money for such a worthy cause. Sadly I am the oldest and the most inexperienced of the group but when my good friend Mr Arnie Kaplan MBE set me the challenge I could not refuse!

As a busy surgeon time for training is not on my side but the physical and mental challenge as a 'marathon newbie' is something I will relish. WAAMAD as charity has always punched WAY above its weight and all monies raised go directly to such important causes.

Please give generously! Let’s bring it on!
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David Kaplan

Hi, I’m David – I ran my first marathon in 2006??? and at the end uttered those immortal words ‘never again!’ – WELL, here I am about to undertake my 5th London Marathon!!

It was impossible to refuse this incredible charity – particularly as its run by my mom and dad and a dedicated team of volunteers. From my early childhood I have seen at first-hand what incredible work is done by We Are All Making A Difference from its inception way back 30+years ago. Every penny raised goes directly to the many beneficiaries who are supported by the charity – it’s truly life affirming to see the benefits so many people/families receive and the joy it can bring to them. For many of these very special people they run a marathon every day of their lives – now it’s my turn to run for them.

Please give whatever you can – no matter how little – truly every penny helps make a difference. Wish me luck!
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Sam Gregory-Smith

I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to run the London Marathon 2024 in aid of We Are All Making A Difference (WAAMAD). After numerous failed attempts in the ballot and then running my first proper marathon in Manchester last year, I promised myself (and Jessica) that it was a one off… but London is an exception and gives me a chance to fulfil a lifelong goal. I can’t wait to experience the amazing atmosphere that I have heard so much about and watched on TV since I was a kid; I just hope I can still appreciate it amongst the world of pain I will be in around mile 20!

Yet, any suffering I endure during training or the race pales in comparison to the daily hardships faced by less fortunate individuals and their families. That's why it is truly rewarding to raise funds for WAAMAD. What sets this charity apart is that every penny raised goes directly to its beneficiaries without any deductions for administrative or other overhead costs. WAAMAD supports individuals and organizations who lack the means to raise funds themselves, making a significant impact on their lives.

Donations received have previously supported a wide range of incredible causes. From granting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families trips to Disneyland Florida, to providing specialized therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy, and even establishing music therapy programs for elderly groups suffering from dementia. Every pound donated will not only motivate me towards the finish line but also make a tangible difference for this worthy cause.

Please consider giving whatever you can afford. Your support will not only help me achieve my fundraising target of £1,500 but also contribute towards transforming lives through WAAMAD.
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Dean Cornish

Everyone knows I love the London Marathon and this will be my 8th (I think) time of running it, although at least 1 of those was virtual during Covid. After failing (again!) in the ballot, I had resigned myself to not running it this year. However, after talking to a friend I play football with, I heard of this amazing charity that now had a place due to an injury pull out. Thankfully I could get signed up and am hoping to raise at least £1k for them. The charity does some amazing things. They have zero overheads so all money raised goes directly to helping those less fortunate with special days out, equipment needed for disabilities etc etc. They're a great charity, so please give generously! Thanks so much, Dean
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Anthony Stazicker

Fitness has been an integral component of my life. I spent 13 years in the military and left in 2018, cofounding a technical outdoor clothing company called ThruDark. Since leaving the military I’ve always tried l, where possible, to continue to challenge myself both physically and mentally. I climbed Ama Dablam in 2021 and enjoy the challenges and beauty of the outdoors….

Running offers me a sense of freedom and for the most part I enjoy the process and sense of achievement it provides. That said, I’ve never entered a marathon before and London has always been on my radar since following the action on TV. I didn’t want to run the marathon as an individual without a cause/mission so when the opportunity to represent and run for such a worthy charity and cause was presented I jumped at the chance.

Supporting 'We Are All Making A Difference Charity' is a huge privilege for me and I know it 'Will Make A Difference'.

I’m honoured to be a part of the team, flying the flag to raise awareness and funding to support their incredible mission.

Training starts now. Let’s goooo.
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Sean Knight

HELLO!! And thanks for visiting my page!

So.....I'm going to be running the London Marathon, 26.2miles.......around 25.2 miles more than I have run in the past few years.

Why am I doing this? Well it has always been a goal of mine, every year after watching the runners cross the line, I say, I'll do that one day.

Well as luck (or bad luck) would have it a friend of mine had secured a place running for the We Are All Making A Difference charity. Sadly he has suffered a long term injury and could no longer run.

After a few beers one night, I told him I could run a marathon and raise vital funds for the charity he spoke so highly off.

So please help me keep my word, and help those less fortunate than ourselves, and I promise to train my backside off and complete the course. Every donation counts and I will be hugely grateful to you. Please make sure to leave me a message, so I can relay my thanks personally.

We Are All Making A Difference (WAAMAD)

WAAMAD supports individuals and organizations who lack the means to raise funds themselves, making a significant impact on their lives.

100% of all donations go directly to beneficiaries without any deductions for administrative or other overhead costs. So you know your money will be spent where it makes a difference!

Donations received have previously supported a wide range of incredible causes. From granting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families trips to Disneyland Florida, to providing specialized therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy, and even establishing music therapy programs for elderly groups suffering from dementia.

Every donation counts and I will be hugely grateful to you. Please make sure to leave me a message, so I can relay my thanks personally.

Sean.