Thank you to our incredible London Marathon team

A massive thank you to our 2024 London Marathon heroes, for going above and beyond for the cause of dyslexia, and for really making a difference.

Five intrepid runners signed up for the Helen Arkell team in this year’s London Marathon which took place on 21 April.

It’s a gruelling test of endurance and considered the pinnacle of achievement for many runners. All of our runners completed the course, encouraged by the incredible atmosphere and cheering crowds along the route.

Darren, Douglas, Jack, Jemima and Naomi all showed incredible determination to help us fulfil our mission to transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia.

The months of intense training in order to manage the 26.2 miles involved running whatever the weather, on dark evenings after work and chilly early mornings.

On the day itself, the team all completed one of the greatest challenges there is, collecting their hard earned medals before celebrating with proud family and friends.

You still have the opportunity to lend your support. Your contribution, regardless of its size, can really make a difference to our work. Together, we can create a lasting impact in the lives of those with dyslexia.

If you wish to sponsor our runners, please visit their individual fundraising pages here.

London Marathon 2025

If you’ve been inspired by this year’s runners, and are successful in the ballot for the 2025 London Marathon, you can apply for a place to be part of the Helen Arkell team.

If you would like to apply for one of our charity places, complete the short form here: London Marathon 2025.

By |2024-05-09T13:44:36+01:00April 24th, 2024|Fundraising news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Meet our London Marathon runners 2024

Support our amazing London Marathon 2024 runners

These dedicated individuals are pushing themselves to the limit training in preparation for the event on 21 April.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’re running to raise funds for the people we support at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

Click on their stories below to find out what led them to commit to running for Helen Arkell and how you can support them.

Darren is running the marathon
Jack is running the London Marathon
Naomi is running the London Marathon
Douglas is running the London Marathon
By |2024-04-24T09:29:40+01:00March 25th, 2024|Fundraising news|0 Comments

Our Royal Parks Heroes

Huge thanks to our magnificent Royal Parks Half Marathon runners!

They did an amazing job running on 8 October. It was a warm day which was lovely to hang around in but not so great for running. Between them, Ceri, Peter, James, Jackie and Daxa raised a fantastic £4,400 to help us support adults and children with dyslexia!

If you would like to run for us next year, please subscribe to our e-newsletter – this is where we announce applications for the next event.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:38+01:00October 26th, 2023|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Good luck to our Royal Parks Half runners!

During Dyslexia Awareness Week, our magnificent Royal Parks Half Marathon team are taking part in the race in central London on Sunday 8 October.

By taking on this challenge they are not only raising funds for people with dyslexia but raising awareness too.

Good luck to Ceri, Alice, Peter, James, Jackie, Gary and Daxa.

We’ll be there cheering you on!

Please support their incredible efforts and help them get to the finish line!

Ceri is running to help people with dyslexia
Alice is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon
Peter is running the Royal Parks Half
James is running the Royal Parks Half
Daxa is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon
Jackie is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon
By |2024-04-24T09:32:42+01:00September 25th, 2023|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Thank you to our amazing London Marathon 2023 team

A massive thank you to our 2023 London Marathon team, for going above and beyond for the cause of dyslexia, and for really making a difference in the world.

Six intrepid heroes signed up for the Helen Arkell team in this year’s London Marathon which took place on 23 April.

David, Debbie, Eskil, Justin, Sam and Steve all showed incredible determination to help us fulfil our mission to transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia.

The months of intense training in order to manage the 26.2 miles in one piece involved running whatever the weather, on dark evenings after work and chilly early mornings.

On the day itself, the team all completed one of the greatest challenges there is, collecting their hard earned medals before celebrating with proud family and friends.

You can read their stories by clicking on their names below, and this will give you an insight into their own individual, personal reasons for putting their bodies on the line in this way.

And they would all be hugely grateful if you contribute a little something to their fundraising pages, because raising sponsorship can be as challenging as the running itself.

To join our 2024 London Marathon team, please apply here.

Debbie training for the London Marathon
Sam is running the London marathon
David is running the London Marathon
Eskil is running the London Marathon
Steven is running the London Marathon
Justin is running the London Marathon

Some people are just brilliant, aren’t they?

Why would anyone want to run non-stop for 26.2 miles, when they don’t necessarily even enjoy running? Which probably means somewhere between three and a half hours, to five and a half hours of very painful activity?

More than that. Why would anyone put themselves through several months of relentless training in order to manage the above in one piece? It probably means they’ve had to run on cold, dark winter’s evenings after work. Or icy winter mornings. And if you only run on nice, dry days, you probably won’t do many runs … so out you go (again) for another 2 or 3 hour run in the rain, when everything chafes twice as much as it normally would.

Why on earth would anybody do that?!

Probably the best people to answer that question are David, Debbie, Eskil, Justin, Sam and Steve, who are doing it on Sunday.

These intrepid heroes are the Helen Arkell team in this year’s London Marathon. You can read their stories by clicking on their names above, and this will give you an insight into their own individual, personal reasons for putting their bodies on the line in this way.

A common theme is that they have a determination to help us fulfil our mission to transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia. That’s why they’re doing it.

So, please join me in saying a massive thank you to all our team, for going above and beyond for the cause of dyslexia, and for really making a difference in the world.

Think of them on Sunday morning, as they negotiate one of the greatest challenges there is. Please send them lots of positive vibes, to help get them safely to the finish line, where our Hazel and Helen will be waiting for them.

Above all, please contribute a little something to their fundraising pages, because raising sponsorship is actually just as hard and painful as the running itself.

Good luck David, Debbie, Eskil, Justin, Sam and Steve! You are all absolute heroes!!

Good luck!

Andy

PS If you feel inspired by the efforts of our London Marathon runners and want to ‘do your bit for dyslexia’ too, there are various options available to you, including the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8 October, or Teddy Arkell’s slightly more gentle Big Walk for Dyslexia on 21 May.

By |2024-04-24T09:33:22+01:00April 21st, 2023|CEO blog, Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Meet our London Marathon runners

Support our amazing London Marathon 2023 runners

These dedicated individuals are pushing themselves to the limit training in preparation for the event on 23 April.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’re running to raise funds for the people we support at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

Click on their stories below to find out what led them to commit to running for Helen Arkell and how you can support them.

Debbie training for the London Marathon
Sam is running the London marathon
David is running the London Marathon
Eskil is running the London Marathon
Steven is running the London Marathon
Justin is running the London Marathon
By |2024-04-24T09:33:45+01:00March 13th, 2023|Fundraising news|0 Comments

Fancy a challenge? Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for us in October

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful city runs in the world. The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Taking part will raise funds to help us support children, young people and adults who have dyslexia.

We have places on #TeamArkell and would love you to join us! Register here.

By |2024-04-24T09:34:10+01:00January 1st, 2023|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Support our 2022 London Marathon team

We’d like to introduce you to the amazing runners training hard to run an epic 26.2 miles in this year’s marathon taking place on Sunday 2nd October. 

It’s a huge commitment, with months of training in all weathers. This year they’ve had to cope with weeks of extreme heat and now thunderstorms and torrential rain!

Please show your support for their heroic efforts and encourage them to get to the finish line.

It continues to be such a difficult time for many charities, and we are really truly grateful for their amazing efforts raising funds to support children and adults with dyslexia.

If you could donate a few pounds to spur them on, please click on their names below to find out more about their marathon stories.  Thank you.

 Paula Darch

 Jac van Driel

Colette Colette Grist

 Emily Howell

Kate Hudson

Nicola Merry

 Juliette Moore

Patrick Trevor

If you’d like to join the 2023 London Marathon team apply here or email us fundraising@helenarkell.org.uk

We’d love to hear from you!

By |2024-04-24T09:35:53+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Fundraising news|0 Comments

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