Runners race for AEM in Sunday's London Marathon

TCS London Marathon 2024

The London Marathon begins this Sunday (21 April) and eight runners will be taking on the challenge to raise money for Autism East Midlands.

Gemma Capewell, Lorna Capewell, Lee Brotherhood, Veronika Mikova, Gary Roberts, Jessie Price, Ben Lee and John Gray will tackle the 26.2 mile route, which takes in sights of some of London’s most famous buildings including Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Canary Wharf and Buckingham Palace.

The TCS London Marathon is the largest annual one-day fundraising event in the UK, with participants raising more than £1 billion for good causes since the first edition in 1981.

Last year, more than 48,500 people took part to raise money for charitable causes. This year saw a record-breaking half a million sign-ups from the UK and across the globe.

Chesterfield coach and former player Gary Roberts, who is one of the runners that will be championing us for the London Marathon, has already raised over £2000 for Autism East Midlands.

We wish all our runners the very best of luck in the marathon, their efforts are very much appreciated and we've been very encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm shown by our runners and supporters.

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