Four runners take on the Virtual Virgin Money 2021 London Marathon

Four runners who are raising money for Campden Home Nursing

Four brave runners are taking on the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 on 3 October 2021 to raise money for Campden Home Nursing.

Caroline Cameron, Stuart Stock, Nicola Appleby and Ron Hillier have been training hard so they are ready for the big day.

Four runners who are raising money for Campden Home Nursing
Pictured training for the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 is left to right: Stuart Stock, Nicola Appleby, Ron Hillier and Caroline Cameron

Three runners (Caroline, Stuart and Nicola) signed up for the challenge, via the charity places offered by Campden Home Nursing. However, Ron Hillier, from Dumbleton, self-funded his place. He said: “I lost my wife, Jean, to cancer just over 2 years ago. I want to do it in memory of her, to raise money for Campden Home Nursing. I can vouch for the fantastic work they do – not just for adults but families and children too.”

“A great cause!”

Caroline Cameron, from Badsey, Evesham, said: “We are a group of friends that love to run and socialise together. Knowing we are doing this crazy challenge for such an amazing charity makes the training a little easier and gives us extra motivation.”

Nicola, from Bretforton, said: “I run, usually with my 3 running friends about 2/3 times a week and when possible we like to enter events, Park runs,10kms or Half Marathons. I enjoy my running and have been running for about 6 or 7 years regularly, although I am prone to an injury!! I don’t take it too seriously. For me, it’s more about being outside, discovering new routes, the pub after a run and I also feel it’s a great for your mental health and wellbeing.

Running for a purpose is also important for me and gives me that extra bit of motivation to get out there. I am delighted to be helping and fundraising for Campden Home Nursing as it’s a local charity that really helps people and their families in times when they need care the most.”

So I’m determined to complete this Marathon even if I end up crawling across the finish line!!

The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 is a chance for runners to run 26.2 miles their run, their way. It gives participants the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice. They can do this wherever they are on the planet. Runners in the virtual event will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Runners in front of Campden Home Nursing sign
Pictured left to right: Caroline Cameron, Stuart Stock and Nicola Appleby

So far, the runners have raised nearly £1800 for Campden Home Nursing. It’s not too late to support them. Caroline, Stuart and Nicola’s fundraising page is at: https://campdenhomenursing.enthuse.com/pf/campden-home-nursing-runners and Ron’s is: https://campdenhomenursing.enthuse.com/pf/ron-hillier.