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This star fundraiser just walked the London Marathon in the rain

Over the weekend, Kate completed the London Marathon in what was a very different and wet kind of event this year. Kate works with young adults with additional educational needs, and so is especially passionate about the work we do supporting people with learning disabilities and autism throughout London. Here she speaks about her experience of completing the marathon with her friends over one very rainy Sunday: On a very grey and wet morning on Sunday 4th October I set off from the Thames Barrier to begin my Virtual London Marathon for Certitude London. I was joined by five friends, some completing it for other charities and some just for the experience.

image shows people in costume around the Olympian Way road sign

At points it was more of an obstacle course to avoid puddles but it added to the experience!

The rain stayed with us for the entire day but it didn’t dampen our spirits: we laughed the entire way around and knowing that I was supporting Certitude kept me motivated and moving.

image shows people walking in costume

By the time we finished the sun had set on a very wet London skyline but We Did It!! And to give you all a giggle – I didn’t realise until I saw the photos afterwards that I had walked around London resembling Big Bird from Sesame Street! And now I’m looking forward to running the London Marathon for Certitude in October 2021.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to my fundraising efforts – I really appreciate it!

Thank you so much to Kate for undertaking this massive challenge! If you would like to show Kate some support, please head over to her JustGiving page here.

Every penny raised will go back into the work we do supporting people in London with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs to live the lives they want!