Over £8650 raised by TCS London Marathon runners

Hello and welcome to my April blog.

It’s a brief one this month, in which I would like to thank two amazing people, Zoe Butler and Sophie Liard, ‘The Folding Lady’, who took part in this year’s London Marathon on behalf of Friends of the Elderly.

Zoe raised £650 for our New Copford Place care home, in which a family member is living happily.  Zoe unfortunately suffered a foot injury just before the Marathon, but she didn’t let that stop her and completed the 26.2 miles in eight hours and 26 minutes.

Sophie chose Friends of the Elderly as her cause due to her strong family ties with the Charity. When she learned of the Charity’s grant giving service for vulnerable older people, she decided it was the perfect cause to run the hard miles for. Sophie completed the course in six hours and 55 seconds and raised over £8,000 for Friends of the Elderly.

All of these vital funds raised will help Friends of the Elderly to continue to support older people in need.

I am so grateful to these two inspirational women for raising much-needed funds for Friends of the Elderly. It is with the support of people like Zoe and Sophie that we are able to provide the best quality care for our residents and to support vulnerable older people living in the community. Thank you both!

Until next time.

Steve Allen, Chief Executive of Friends of the Elderly, writes a regular blog which gives insight into his role at the Charity.
He offers information and advice about important areas affecting older people and their families. Steve can be reached at chiefexecutive@fote.org.uk. 

Watch this space for more of Steve’s posts.