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QEF’s Events Executive to run London Marathon 

Sarah Thompson from Croydon is preparing to run her first ever marathon in April to raise money for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled people (QEF), where she works. 

 25-year-old Sarah joined the charity last year as an Events, Community and Partnerships Executive and has been so inspired by the work it does, she decided to raise money for the cause by taking on this year’s London Marathon. 

 She said: “When I started working for QEF early last year I began learning about all the amazing work that the charity does. The opportunity came up to do the marathon myself whilst leading on the stewardship for all our runners, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to complete my goal of doing a marathon one day, for a cause I know does so many amazing things for disabled people. 

 “The training has been really tough, but I am determined to make it to the big day and finish the course whilst raise as much money as I can. I am looking forward to crossing that finish line so all the hard work and weekends that have gone into the training pay off.  Any support anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.” 

 QEF supports disabled people of all ages and those with acquired neurological disabilities to achieve their potential and be as independent as possible. The charity currently supports almost 10,000 disabled children and adults annually and has recently built its Care and Rehabilitation Centre in the heart of Surrey which is a modern and comfortable centre of neuro rehabilitation expertise. 

Sarah will be joining the tens of thousands of runners. who will be taking place in the race on Sunday 21st April and hopes to raise £2,000. 

Chris Cooker, Events, Community and Partnerships Manager at QEF said: “We are hugely grateful to our 30 determined and dedicated London Marathon runners, including Sarah, whose incredible fundraising efforts play a key role in helping us reach our £60,000 target from this challenge so that we can continue our vital work providing expert services to those who need them.” 

To sponsor Sarah please visit  her fundraising page 

 

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