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Thank You Madeleine For Representing The Brightwell at The London Marathon

Updated: Apr 25

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We are incredibly grateful to Madeleine Wade for  representing us at this year’s  London Marathon.

This year’s event was a record-breaker with over 50,000 people taking part. Competitors ranged from Elite International Athletes to one man carrying a fridge and one lady dressed in a full Rhino costume!

Every year Charities can apply for places, this time we were lucky enough to be eligible for a place via a nomination through the Neuro Therapy Network. Madeleine approached us and she was our chosen runner.

As Madeleine says on her Just Giving page “in a moment of madness I decided to enter the London Marathon!” Although she enjoys keeping fit and taking on a challenge, until recently she has not been a runner. Madeleine rows competitively for Portishead Pilot Gig Club, however, she has never run a marathon and the last half marathon she ran was over 10 years ago!

She was introduced to The Brightwell through Doro Pasantes, our CEO, who is also a PPGC rower. She admitted to Doro that the training was much tougher than she had expected due to injury.

All the way through her rigorous training schedule she was supported by her daughter Annabelle and son Will, who as you can see in the photo above ran with her on the day.

Madeleine commented “It was such a wonderful event to be part of. The noise and encouragement from the crowds is incredible. For me personally, it was such a sense of achievement to finish the race and to have my two children with me made it a day never to forget”

As well as this incredible personal achievement Madeleine has raised an impressive £2,000 for us here at The Brightwell.

If you would like to show your appreciation, by supporting her, please click the link below.

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