Last month Rebecca Lorne took on the challenge of running the London Marathon, raising an incredible £2,300 for Small Acts of Kindness.

After securing a ballot place, Rebecca contacted us with the wonderful news that she would like to fundraise for Small Acts of Kindness. Our friends at Cliff Sports very kindly donated Rebecca's branded running vest. After weeks of training and raising money, the big day arrived and Rebecca travelled to London to take her place on the starting line.

On completing the Marathon, Rebecca commented ‘It was an amazing and rather painful day. I finished in 4 hours 24 minutes, which I’m pretty pleased with. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me and raised money for a fantastic cause. Delighted to have had the opportunity to support the charity.’

Our CEO, Lynne Misner, presented Rebecca with a ‘Certificate of Kindness’ whilst visiting Debenhams Ottaway during their Health and Wellbeing Week. The law firm, where Rebecca works, has nominated Small Acts of Kindness as their charity of the year. There was a wonderful show of support as they arranged a bake sale, with proceeds being matched by the company and then donated towards Rebecca’s Marathon fund.

A heartfelt thank you and many congratulations to Rebecca on completing this challenge  -  an amazing achievement and act of kindness.  With an unprecedented increase in demand for our Warm in Winter gift bags, this donation will be a great help in reaching many more older people who are really struggling to keep warm and connected to their community.