Megan Bradley, aged 22, from Malvern has completed the London Marathon 2018 in a fantastic 6hrs and 10 mins, raising an incredible £3,200 for charity Friends of the Elderly, with donations still pouring in.
Megan has been working hard since the beginning of the year training for the Marathon and hosting fundraising events including a quiz night, a live music night, a raffle and a coffee morning. All of this alongside her final year studies for her degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Since the age of 16, Megan has been volunteering for Friends of the Elderly at its day care service in Malvern run by sister organisation, Triangle Community Services. Megan’s mother, Shirley, is the manager of the charity’s day care services in Malvern and Kidderminster and inspired her to get involved with older people in her community from a young age.
Speaking after the London Marathon, Megan said: “It was the hardest and best day of my life. I have felt so honoured to represent Friends of the Elderly and spend time raising awareness and that all important money for the charity. Knowing how much it will help those supported by the charity is the most rewarding part of it all. The race was scorching but amazing, and the crowds were incredible. Thank you to everyone at Friends of the Elderly, my amazing parents, friends, and family, and strangers alike for their donations, support, and kindness throughout it all. It’s been truly extraordinary to be part of something so so special.”
Yvonne Martin, Fundraising Manager at Friends of the Elderly, said: “Firstly we would like to say a big congratulations to Megan for completing the London Marathon – what an achievement. Megan has been absolutely amazing in the run up to the Marathon doing so much fundraising. Her final amount raised is a testament to her dedication to Friends of the Elderly and her hard work will make such a difference to the older people that we support.”
If you would like to donate, visit Megan’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fotemeganbradley