Swings & Smiles do an amazing job supporting disabled children and their families and I am proud to be supporting them while running the 2023 London Marathon. It costs over £440,000 a year for Swings & Smiles to provide their services, so any contribution, no matter how small, is very welcome.

I have run a few marathons in the past, but have never managed to get a place in London until now. I managed to run a London “Good For Age” qualification time at the Brighton Marathon in 2022, so my place in the London Marathon 2023 was guaranteed. It will be great motivation in the last few miles of the marathon, when it really hurts, to know that I am helping raise funds for Swings & Smiles.

I will be completing the Goring 10K (6.2 miles) and the Reading Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in the build up to the London Marathon (26.2 miles), so why not donate £6.20, £13.10 or £26.20, or any other amount of your choice?

Thank you,

UPDATE: I completed the London Mararthon in a time of 3:53:41.
Thanks for all your support! Mark Stockwell