After months of preparation, on April 22nd, Lisa Bennett completed the London Marathon in a time of 3 hours 38 minutes! In the process, Lisa has also managed to raise over £550 for the Cystinosis Foundation UK, with donations still coming in! Additionally, the amount she has raised will be further increased through Gift Aid.
What Is Gift Aid?
If a UK tax payer makes a donation to a charity, they can specify their donation as being for ‘Gift Aid’. This scheme allows the charity to claim back the income tax on the donation, at no cost to the donator, but making the donation worth up to nearly 30% more to the charity!! We encourage you to make all donations Gift Aid donations.
Lisa has run several marathons in the past, including New York, Boston, Chicago and last year’s London Marathon. Lisa states she found this year’s marathon harder than most due to the hotter weather and found she was suffering from a lack of salt; "to be honest I may have pulled out if I hadn’t been running for the charity, so it got me to the finish". Lisa was inspired to run the marathon through her friendship with Millie, a young sufferer of Cystinosis.
Congratulations from all those involved with the Cystinosis Foundation UK to Lisa in completing yet another marathon and raising a significant amount of money in the process for the Foundation. We appreciate not only your efforts on the day and raising money, but also in all the training and preparation leading up to the marathon.