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