London Marathon runner Joe smashes fundraising target, raising over £3,700!

Posted 5 months ago in the A big thank you, Volunteers and fundraisers categories

27-year-old Joe Struggles took on the Virgin Money London Marathon on 28th April and raised over £3,700 including Gift Aid to transform lives.

27-year-old Joe Struggles took on the Virgin Money London Marathon on 28th April and raised over £3,700 including Gift Aid to transform lives.

We introduced you to Joe in this blog post last month, and we are delighted to announce that he completed the marathon in under 4 and a half hours – an incredible achievement!

Joe was inspired by his father and brother who have run the London Marathon a few times before, but this was his first time as he had been unable to secure a spot in the past.

Luckily, when we were looking for participants to run for us, he took the opportunity to sign up and pledge to fundraise to help us on our mission to transform lives.

On the day, Joe had a big sea of purple there to support him at the sidelines!

In addition to the marathon, Joe also raised additional funds by hosting a very successful club night in London, as well as running a raffle to win a beautiful framed print by The Going Nowhere.

He is also planning to take on the Ride Prudential London-Surrey cycle race for us in August.

Everyone at Canine Partners would like to extend a huge thank you to Joe for his amazing fundraising. The money raised will go towards our mission to transform the lives of people with physical disabilities by pairing them with a specially trained assistance dog.

Would you like to take on a challenge for Canine Partners?

We are always on the lookout for supporters doing amazing things to raise vital funds. Visit our Challenges page to find out more and get in touch.

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