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Hedd Thomas completes London Marathon for WLT

27 April, 2015 - 17:24 -- World Land Trust
Hedd Thomas London Marathon

Congratulations to Hedd Thomas who completed the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2015. Hedd has raised nearly £1,200 for World Land Trust (WLT) and needs just a last surge of support to reach his £1,500 target.

After the event, Hedd told us: “The marathon was exhilarating and exhausting, but I managed to hold in there and complete it. It was great to have World Land Trust there to support me, as well as the many thousands of others lining the streets. And now it's time to put my feet up!”

A group of WLT supporters gathered at a point on the route between Tower Bridge and Tower Hill, about half way through the race. When Hedd spotted the WLT banners he stopped for a photograph.

Kelly Jacobs, WLT’s Education and Outreach Manager said: “This was the first time World Land Trust had an official charity place in the Virgin Money London Marathon. Hedd did brilliantly and it was great to see him midway through the race looking relaxed and cheerful.”

Sunday ended up being a perfect day for the runners, if somewhat chilly for the spectators. Those watching witnessed world record holder Paula Radcliffe take part in her final London Marathon, finishing in two hours and 36 minutes, despite coming back from injury.

The money that Hedd raises will go towards the WLT Action Fund, directing funds to where they are most urgently needed.

Sponsor Hedd

By raising more than £1,000 in WLT’s 25th Anniversary year, Hedd becomes an Anniversary Fundraiser, and will receive a special certificate signed by WLT Patron Sir David Attenborough.

Hedd has also had the support of Stephen Fry, who made a video to encourage charitable donations to London Marathon runners.

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