Virgin London Marathon 2011 runners raise record £51.8m

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Virgin London Marathon 2011 runners raise record £51.8m  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Research / statistics Runners in this year’s Virgin London Marathon raised £51.8 million for good causes, the most the event has raised to date.Indeed, it is the fifth year in a row that London Marathon runners have broken the Guinness World Record for charity fundraising at a single event:2007 £46.5 million2008 £46.7 million2009 £47.2 million2010 £50.6 million2011 £51.8 millionIt brings the total raised for charitable causes since the race began in 1981 to £557.8 million.This year’s record is impressive because 5% fewer people finished the race compared to 2010 (34,705 and 36,550 respectively).Virgin London Marathon race director David Bedford said: “The fact that this figure increased again for the fifth year in a row, despite having fewer finishers, shows just how committed our runners are to raising funds for good causes. There is no other marathon that comes close to us as an annual fund raising event. In fact, there is no other annual fund raising event worldwide that raises as much money as we do for charities.”The 2012 Virgin London Marathon takes place on 22 April 2012 when the official charities will be the Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care.www.virginlondonmarathon.comlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev Bout Breaks Cardiff Record

first_imgThe bout between IBF and WBA world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, and challenger, Kubrat Pulev has emerged as the fastest ever selling event in Cardiff.A record-breaking 70,000 tickets have already been sold for the 28 October fight inside the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.27-year-old Joshua, who is set to defend his IBF heavyweight title against the Bulgarian, knocked out now retired Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley last April.Speaking to Sky Sports, promoter Eddie Hearn said: “It was another incredible day at the box office for Anthony Joshua as he continues to cement his place as the biggest draw in World boxing,”“The support he receives from the British public is incredible and has been an integral part of his success – the fans will be in for a great night on October 28 and we thank them all for their support.”According to boxing website, BoxingScene, Joshua vs Pulev fight has broken the record of Muhammad Ali’s fight against Leon Spinks at the New Orleans Superdrome in 1978, a bout attended by 63,000 fans.Relatedlast_img read more