The Donkey Sanctuary was thrilled to hear about the success of two local women who ran the London Marathon in a brilliant time in aid of the charity.
Adele Foxwell and Sue Campbell completed the gruelling feat together in four hours twelve minutes and fifty seconds (4:12:50), placing them well up the ranks in a position of 14,680.
The duo, both hairdressers from Seaton, raised £2,303.60 for The Donkey Sanctuary.They smashed their original target of £2,000 with fundraisers such as ladies’ pamper evenings, a raffle, and a tombola.
They were thrilled with their achievement. Adele, a veteran of many tough races including the Grizzly, survived the race despite a fall at mile six, spurred on by the thought of her three sons waiting for her at the finish line.
She said: “It was such a brilliant day and we are so proud. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do. The atmosphere was amazing and it was wonderful having our family and friends there to support us. The crowds and the noise was unimaginable!
“We were both elated to cross the finish line in such a great time together! We said right from the start of our training that on race day we would probably run the race individually but we were still running together at 10 miles and enjoying it so we stuck together ‘til the end and it made the whole experience that much more special.”
She added: “We’re glad we were able to help The Donkey Sanctuary because they’re a local charity and they help local children as well as worldwide so they deserve our support.”
Dawn Vincent from The Donkey Sanctuary said: “What a brilliant time and what a fantastic achievement! We’re really grateful to people like Adele and Sue who put in so much time and effort to raise money for the Sanctuary. We also thank their friends, family and local businesses for getting behind their quest to raise funds for our cause.
“Their hard work means so much to us. It is what helps fund our work helping donkeys and mules in 27 countries worldwide.”
As well as Sue and Adele, Theresa Harding from Essex and ‘Donkey Guy’ Pearse Stokes, from Ireland, ran the marathon for the Sanctuary in fantastic times of four hours fifty four minutes (4:54.00) and three hours eight minutes (3.08.00) respectively. Brilliant achievements all round!
If you would like to run the London Marathon for The Donkey Sanctuary or to tackle another challenge contact our community fundraising department on 01395 573007 or firstname.lastname@example.org