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Children's Charity Lumos Calls for 2011 Virgin London Marathon Runners

Posted by: Rosi
October 27, 2010, 07:09 PM

Lumos, the children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling, has put out a call for committed fundraisers who would like to take one of two Gold Bond places in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. The charity passed along a press release about participation in the Marathon, which says:

Budding marathon runners who are interested in running the Marathon in aid of Lumos would need to agree to raise a minimum of £1,500 for the charity. The funds raised will go towards Lumos’ vital work which aims to put a stop to the systematic institutionalisation of disadvantaged children across Eastern and Central Europe.
Anyone interested in being considered for one of the Gold Bond places must email or call +44 (0) 7253 6565 by the end of October. Alternatively, those who have won their own places through the Public Ballot can join the Lumos team, "and receive support from a dedicated member of staff who can advise on fundraising, tips and encouragement, and a cheer team on the day" according to the news post about the Marathon on the Lumos website.

Deborah Granville, Head of Fundraising at Lumos, also called for "any celebrities who already have a marathon place - and are thinking about a charity to fund-raise for - to consider Lumos." The charity, which was previously known as The Children's High Level Group, revealed its new name and focus in February, earlier this year. Find out more information about the charity here on its official website.

The Virgin London Marathon will take place on the 17th April, 2011.

Thanks to Catherine for emailing in, best of luck to anyone who goes for it!

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86 Points

I love that JKR started this. I love it when famous people actually DO something to make a difference in the world. First comment!

Posted by i_am_hermione on October 27, 2010, 07:17 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Good luck to anyone running!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 27, 2010, 07:45 PM report to moderator
129 Points

JK is doing a great job with this. good luck!

Posted by hermy0910 on October 27, 2010, 11:02 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

JK Rowling is amazing :D
Good luck to the runners :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on October 28, 2010, 12:56 AM report to moderator
390 Points

Good luck to the runners!!

Posted by honigmuffin on October 28, 2010, 04:05 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Good luck to anyone running!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on October 28, 2010, 04:32 AM report to moderator
3985 Points

Good luck to the runners!!!!!!!!

Posted by CDR on October 28, 2010, 04:40 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

Yes Jkjr, this was me too—to bad you cant run in it with me! i wish i could but i’d have to fly across the ocean….which i would gladly miss school to run a marathon for lumos (stretching my track skills a bit!); but for now i guess ill be apart of the cheer team! So: Great Job JO!!!!!!!!!! And i hope there are many runners for this and Good Luck to them ALL!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 28, 2010, 04:07 PM report to moderator
199 Points

Nice project, Jo always remembers his difficult years, she remains simple and generous !§!

Posted by HogwartsHP on October 28, 2010, 06:10 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

have fun running

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on October 29, 2010, 06:22 PM report to moderator
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