After sifting through many fantastic, heart-warming stories of Virgin London Marathon Fundraisers we’ve picked three individuals to be the faces of our campaign to promote Virgin Money Giving to a wider audience. Our three campaign heroes each have their own motivation for why they are running and raising money for Youth Net and Age UK – the official charity for the 2013 London Marathon.
The first in our series is from Committed PE Avoider Emma Rubach. Emma’s running the Virgin London Marathon this year for the first time and it will be her first ever Marathon. Not only is Emma fundraising for YouthNet but she works for them too. They have partnered with Age UK to set up a project that will support young volunteers to help isolated, lonely older people get online.
So far Emma has raised £1,571 but you can help her reach her target of £1,850 by donating at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmmaRubach
To get herself fighting fit for The Big Day, Emma’s been doing some races with a group of friends in Cumbria and conquered a nine mile circuit in a village near Reading too. Her motivation for finishing that run she says was “the visit to a famous pie shop afterwards”.
As any intelligent runner would, Emma’s been tapping up other marathon runners for their tips and advice, these include “buying two pairs of shoes” and “waxing your bikini line” I think that second one came from a lady!
Emma says she’s surprised at just how much she’s enjoyed the training for the Marathon and it’s taught her that “you can pretty much do anything as long as you have a plan and some support.”
Good luck Emma!