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The London Marathon has been the basis for collecting monies for various charities for many years.  Since 1988 we have raised over £136,800. more....

President Alison Brand selected WheelPower for the 2010 sponsorship.

Virgin London Marathon 2010

I have now received all of the money raised for my Charity of choice, which is the Wheel Appeal launched by WheelPower at Stoke Mandeville and am delighted to say that the total amount is £2,130.00! which will go a long way towards the purchase of a sports wheelchair, which cost on average £3,000.00. each and hopefully help to fulfill a dream for a disabled young person.

I'm so pleased and would like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who has contributed so generously, especially those B&B athletes who ran the London and supported this charity - Nick Barber, Angela Cook, Peter Lovell, Mike Peel & Adrian Stocks. You've been stars, thank you so much.

I hope to be able to organise the presentation of the "Big Cheque' to a representative of the Charity at the Clubhouse in the near future.

Alison Brand

WheelPower provides accessible facilities at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the “home of Wheelchair Sport” including an Athletics Arena, Sports Hall, Indoor Bowls Centre, Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.  They aim to raise £6-million, enough money to provide two thousand and twelve sports wheelchairs to disabled children and young adults by the time the Paralympics return ‘home’ in August 2012. 

President Tim Soutar choose CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young, for 2009.

CRY was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS)

2008 saw President Les Roberts supporting The Cure Parkinson's Trust. Les was diagnosed with Parkinsons some time ago which has more or less curtailed his running, although he can still get out on his bike. In June 2008 he rode from Lands End to John O'Groats (read more) to raise awareness and funds for the trust. The purpose of the trust is to fund research to hasten a cure for this debilitative neurological condition. A presentation was made on 10 September to Tom Issacs. 11-09-08


President Ken Daniel supported the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in 2007 raising £2,000

The 2006 charity was St Mary's 'a very special school' in Bexhill on Sea. St Mary's is a non-maintained mixed special school for pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties.  It is also the school of club member Tom Leeson who ran his first marathon. View the video of Tom's run

The presentation of £5655 was made on 8 November 2006 - Neil Masterton (Assistant Principal), President Ken Daniel, IPP Anne Cilia & John Leeson (Tom's dad). 9-11-06

In 2004, President John Robinson supported The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation - so far over £5,300 has been raised.

Chairman of the appeal, Lyn Rothman, received the cheque from VP Les Roberts and our President, Margaret Baldwin, on Wednesday 14 July 2004.

President Pat Calnan choose the Bromley Autistic Trust charity for the 2003 London Marathon.

Pat Calnan PP and President John Robinson present a cheque for £7,369.25 to Richard Lane on Wednesday 17 September 2003.

The 2002 London Marathon charity chosen by President Mike Peel was the South Bromley HospisCare.  Dave King is co-coordinating the collection and sponsorship forms. So far £3,000 has been raised. Mike Peel IPP and President Pat Calnan present the cheque to Carol Wynn - Wednesday 18 September 2002.

The 2001 London Marathon charity, selected by President Mike Davies, was The Macmillan Cancer Relief.  Mike is shown presenting a cheque to Judy Spence of Macmillan Cancer Relief. The amount raised has since been bolstered by some late receipts - final total now £7343.
The 2000 London Marathon charity, selected by President Richard Coles, was Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The £9,121.42 cheque was handed over on Wednesday evening, 24 October 2000, to Jessica Brandon of GOSH.



Monies raised for various charities since 1988

2010 WheelPower £2,130.00
2009 Cardiac Risk in the Young £2,000.00
2008 The Cure Parkinson's Trust £6,036.00
2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital £2,000.00
2006 St Mary's School, Bexhill on Sea £5,655.00
2005 ECHO £2,000.00
2004 The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation £5,300.00
2003 Bromley Autistic Trust £7,369.25
2002 South Bromley HospisCare £3,000.00
2001 Macmillan Cancer Relief £7,343.00
2000 Great Ormond Street Hospital £9,121.42
1999 Bromley Community
1998 St John Ambulance £3,551.34
1997 Kent Association for Blind £5,778.55
1996 South Bromley HospiceCare
Phoenix Centre
£ 760.00
1995 R.O.C.
£ 3,600.00
1994 St Christopher's Hospice £5,171.00
1993 Royal Marsden Hospital £10,798.52
1992 Muscular Dystrophy £9,400.00
1991 Disabled Athletes £4,600.00
1990 Bobcat £6,000.00
1989 Marjorie McClure School £15,100.00
1988 B.S.A.D. £4,800.00

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