London Marathon 2023: Support Stephen!
29th March 2023
Much of Earthwatch Europe’s work wouldn’t have the impact it does without public support, including the wonderful fundraisers who have run (or walked) the London Marathon for us. Hear from our marathon runner Stephen why he chose to join our team this year.
Stephen preparing for the London Marathon 2023 which will take place on Sunday 23 April.
Have you taken part in the London Marathon, or any similar fundraising events, before?
Yes, I’ve run London Marathon twice (though the last time was many years ago) as well as the Great North Run. I also took part in the London to Paris Bike Ride and the ?tape du Tour.
What’s your proudest fundraising moment?
I think the London to Paris challenge is the highlight. It’s a tough, multi-day event that requires a lot of commitment and I think that was reflected in the generosity of those who sponsored me.
Why did you decide to run the London Marathon for Earthwatch Europe this year?
I’ve always been aware of human impacts on the planet and have tried to do what I can for the environment in my own small ways. For instance, I’ve just replaced my car with an electric model. However, the pace of climate change acceleration has become more obvious in recent years, and there’s only so much individuals can do alone. Therefore I wanted to support a charity that can mobilise whole communities and influence policy makers to take significant actions to help preserve the environment for future generations.
I wanted to support a charity that can mobilise whole communities and influence policy makers to take significant actions to help preserve the environment for future generations.
How can people support you?
I appreciate any donation big or small via my Enthuse page.
- ?8 could buy a tree to be planted in a Tiny Forest.
- ?30 could put homes for wildlife such as hedgehogs, frogs and birds in our communities.
- ?50 could buy equipment for schoolchildren so that we can inspire our scientists of the future.
Inspired to take part?
Applications for the London Marathon 2023 are now closed. Contact our Fundraising Team today to register your interest for the London Marathon 2024 and join our team next year: email@example.com
What we offer our fundraisers
- Personal support via email from our Fundraising Team
- Training tips from a qualified running coach
- Virtual meetings and exchange with other runners
- Free runners vest sent ahead of the event
- Cheerful support from Earthwatch staff members on the event day