Darren Lord

Darren's London Marathon 2013 Fundraising Page

Fundraising for Diabetes UK
raised of £1,850 target
by 74 supporters
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2013, on 21 April 2013
In memory of Emily Pearce
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On 21st April 2013, I ran the London Marathon in memory of my cousin, Emily. It took me 4 hours 30 minutes and 53 seconds. I hoped to get around faster, but my legs thought different on the day. The atmosphere was incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to do it all again... once my legs have had time to recover.

Emily had Type 1 Diabetes and tragically passed away in her sleep on 8th April 2012 at the age of 29. As a keen fundraiser she had taken part in running events supporting Diabetes UK and would have been running the 2013 London Marathon. Members of our family, Emily's friends and colleagues joined together to form Team Em and Me and ran the London Marathon to continue Emily's fundraising efforts and contribute further to the amount already raised since her untimely death.

The work of Diabetes UK is crucial in helping people learn how to manage their condition, funding research into the causes and methods of prevention, and ultimately working towards finding a cure.

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Diabetes UK

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Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the UK's devastating and fastest growing health crisis, working to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Join us.

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