Knutsford resident celebrates a marathon effort for ChildLine | Knutsford Times

Knutsford resident celebrates a marathon effort for ChildLine

By on April 19, 2011

Knutsford resident Rob Gilbert is putting his feet up after completing the 2011 Virgin London Marathon for the 2nd time, and raising much needed funds for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service in the process.

Rob who completed the event in three hours and 11 minutes said “I decided to run the Marathon for the NSPCC because I’ve got children myself and my wife donates to the NSPCC. I know how difficult life can be for some children and young people so wanted to give something back to help them. For me it was the obvious choice to run for the NSPCC and hope my efforts will have raised over £700.”

“The highlight of my day was getting to the finish line. Buckingham Palace didn’t come fast enough!”

It is hoped that participants who supported the NSPCC in the marathon will have raised up to £1m for ChildLine, the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline and website for children in danger or distress.

Kat Cheshire, NSPCC fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to all of our London Marathon runners for their fantastic efforts in aid of the NSPCC. The money that they have raised will mean that we can protect even more children and young people.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about running for the NSPCC in events around the UK and abroad, should call the NSPCC on 0207 825 2621, email gorunning@nspcc.org.uk or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/events

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