OMM’s Laura Everitt runs London Landmarks Half Marathon
A solicitor has completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon for baby and pregnancy charity, Tommy’s, and to raise awareness of the support available for women and their families.
Laura Everitt, who is Head of Conveyancing at Osborne Morris & Morgan solicitors successfully completed the 13.1 mile central London route with friend, Joanne Jones-Hayes, on Sunday.
The mother, from Leighton Buzzard, chose to take part in the event and raise money for Tommy’s, after her son, Lewis, was born prematurely, at 33 weeks.
Tommy’s are the largest charity to fund research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to families.
The charity created the London Landmarks Half Marathon after realising the demand for a fundraising marathon that let runners take in the landmark sights of London, including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Nelson’s Column.
Runners also signed up through a public ballot to get onto the 13.1 mile marathon route, with £55 entry fees that went to Tommy’s.
The marathon has already broken it’s fundraising target of £6 million and hopes to end up with a total of £7 million.
Laura said of the challenge;
“It was such a fantastic event and the atmosphere was so uplifting. There were 13k runners raising money for charities. All of the volunteers, charity workers and supporters made it a fantastic well-supported course.
I am now looking forward to my next running event- the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday 7th April!”.
Laura has so far raised £245 of her £350 target. To help Laura in her quest, you can donate via her Just Giving fundraising page.