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London Marathon 2020

I ran so they can walk

Andrew Hounsell | 31 October 2020

Raised out of £ 15000.00 target

£ 17128.73

Including Gift Aid: £ 19281.54
Raised offline: £ 5416.78

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My London Marathon preparation, over 6 months, has involved 5 weekly sessions through countless storms, banking 60 miles per week.  So when the lockdown led to the event’s postponement I was disappointed. With your support I was on track to raise my target £15,000 so 40 Kenyan children, with club foot condition could access life changing surgery.  So with this remarkable support already pledged, one way or another I was set on completing the marathon challenge.

Mid April, I went out to complete a 19 mile run. Remarkably, the miles ticked by and I didn’t see any reason to stop running at 19 miles! I ran the full marathon distance in 3hrs 25mins which was a full 5 minutes less than the target time I had set myself!

I intend to run in October if the London Marathon goes ahead, but express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has provided such generous support. By exceeding my target you have been instrumental in making a life-transforming difference to at least 47 Kenyan children.

ROPE Charitable Trust, London Marathon 2020

Rope is a Christian international development charity with close to 30 years experience of working with international partners. We invest in a small network of on-the-ground, locally-led organisations and churches seeking to bring transformational change for those in poverty. We are currently working with 21 partners across 16 countries around the world. We know and love each of our partners personally and we work together to deliver God’s vision for their community.


Registered Charity No.1069608

Recent Donations



06 June 2020

Amazing achievement and it's not over yet! Well done, Andy. SM & Family

£ 200.00

+ £ 50.00 Gift Aid


31 May 2020

Well done for completing your marathon! You did really well! I’m sure the Kenyan children will benefit greatly from your support! Love Brian & Maryx

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid

J. James

19 May 2020

Well done Andy. Congratulations on a great achievement. Yes, you must feel the tough regular training pretty well daily was worth it and to complete it on your own too without other competitors with you. Well done indeed.

£ 120.00

+ £ 30.00 Gift Aid


04 May 2020

Well done Andy!! Awesome achievement and great that all the hours of training paid off so handsomely.

£ 26.00

+ £ 6.50 Gift Aid


03 May 2020

Congratulations Andy and what wonderful projects you are supporting. Well done you. Kenny & Joan

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


02 May 2020

Well done, keep going!

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


01 May 2020

Well done Andrew, considering the constraints this year you have stayed with your goal.

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


01 May 2020

Well done - great cause

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


01 May 2020

Well done Andy. “When I get tired I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift we take for granted, so I run harder”. Affie

£ 100.00


01 May 2020

£ 15.00

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