Lizzie’s no couch potato!

And she's off! Lizzie starts her training for the race

The cat’s out of the bag. Many of you will have heard a rumour that we had a runner in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon and we can now confirm that it’s true! Thanks to a generous donation of £300 and the recommendation of one of our supporters, we have been accepted into a Silver Medal Place for the marathon, which means we’ll be allowed to submit a runner every five years.

For our inaugural race, we’re pleased to announce that Judith’s niece Lizzie Couch, who already has several half marathons under her running-belt, has agreed to run the 26.4 miles for us. Not only that but Ms Couch has said that if she reaches her target of £10,000 (enough to build two schools) she’ll be out in The Gambia for Christmas 2011 building them herself! Thank you Lizzie, we’re all massively behind you!

We’ll be announcing the name and URL of Lizzie’s Just Giving page ASAP on this site but in the meantime please direct all questions to (Please enquire for an address to send cheques). We’ll also be auctioning off logo space on Lizzie’s running shirt, so wannabe corporate sponsors please get in touch for our rates.

We’ve so far (17.09.10) raised £50 and we’ve got six months to raise another £9,950 so let’s all get behind Lizzie and help her build two new schools for HASTE.

Published by Sarah Warwick

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