Karen's Charity Fundraising

Now raising £85,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society

The whole marathon thing

After the marathon

Fundraising events

Past fundraising events

My multiple sclerosis & fitness

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Fun quiz

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You can see my fundraising progress so far, and donate safely here.

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The MS Society


Karen & Celestine at the Flora London Marathon 2007 Finish

ONLY 13 hours!

Full story here, post-marathon blog here

How old? Ok so I've hit 40. Life's just begun and I launched into my forties with a sponsored tandem sky dive while living with multiple sclerosis.

I'm currently learning to teach yoga and have just completed the Flora London Marathon.  I'm actually a Charitable Representative at the Yorkshire Building Society, and I'm currently aiming to raise £85,000 for the MS Society, a charity that supports the 85,000 multiple sclerosis sufferers in the UK.

News!  I've been nominated as Croydon's Charity Volunteer of the Year , and the MS Society has featured me in their MS Superstars Flora London Marathon 2007 Souvenir Newsletter(1.5MB PDF).

New on the website: the story of my multiple sclerosis & fitness, and just a few of the past fundraising campaigns I've been involved in.  Read the marathon training blog, see what I'm doing now and upcoming charity fundraising events.

Here's a fun quiz; answers by email.

The whole marathon thing...



"Best wishes for the Marathon and all your endeavours", Councillor Janet Marshall, Mayor of Croydon

"Hope you get lots of sponsors....Take care", Hardika of Hardika's Healing Hands

"Good Luck, Daddy", Mr Keith Stanley, Croydon Hearing Resource Centre

"I don't know how you get the energy or time to do all you do and still remain cheerful", Andrea Emmett

In the press:

"Karen won’t let MS stop her finishing marathon", Croydon Guardian, 4th April 2007

"MS sufferer Karen is running the London Marathon", Croydon Advertiser, 29th Dec 2006

"Pull yourself together", Chat magazine, 8th May 2003

"On Your Marx, Get Set", News Shopper, 30th Apr 2003

"Mum Karen forgets her illness to help buy ambulance", Croydon Post, 18th Aug 1999

Finishing the marathon, BBC website