Fundraising is a marathon effort

Jogger Chloe Brunton-Dunn is using her first marathon to help raise money for disabled children

Chloe Brunton-Dunn

Chloe Brunton-Dunn limbers up

Running the London Marathon has always been a goal of mine. Running any marathon is a huge achievement, but having lived in London for over five years now, for me my first marathon had to be here in the city I call home.

I live in Leyton and enjoy running along the Lee Valley and around the Olympic Park, they’re such fantastic places to have so close to our borough. The park provides different terrain and great, safe running routes.

I got into running to get into shape. Little did I know it would do so much more than that. I’ve set targets, got fitter, donated to charities, met friends and become healthier.

I decided to run this marathon for a charity. Running 26.2 miles is no mean feat so I wanted to make sure my efforts made a difference. Fundraising is a lot of hard work but incredibly worth it, especially because I’m raising money for a charity I really believe in and with a cause I want to support.

I’m running for Whizz Kidz, a charity that works to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults by providing wheelchairs, skills training, community groups and more.

My mum has been a specialist teacher for her entire career and has seen first hand the difference this charity makes to disabled children’s lives, and their families. Please be sure to check out their website for stories, images and information on the work that they do.

It’s a wonderful cause, one very close to my heart, so please consider supporting me in this challenge. So far I’ve raised £634 through a coffee morning, bake sale and raffle. But I still have a long way to go to my goal of raising £1,700.

If anyone would like to sponsor me and donate to this brilliant charity my Just Giving page is a secure and easy way to do so.

On behalf of Whizz Kidz and myself, thank you so much for the support!

To sponsor Chloe:


Text CTBD66 with an amount such as £2 to 70070

To find out more about Whizz Kids: