Written by Stephanie Sik 26th March 2024

Chain of Hope London Marathon Runners ready to take on 26.2 miles for children with heart disease

Chain of Hope is delighted to have six incredible runners representing the charity at this year’s TCS London Marathon on Sunday 21st April.

Meet the #TeamChainofHope runners who have spent countless hours fundraising and training to take on the 26.2 mile challenge, all for children with heart disease.  

Nicholas Slater

In early 2023, Nick and his wife sadly lost their baby boy George to a rare and untreatable single ventricle heart defect. 

When Nick’s employer, British Airways, offered him the chance to run the London Marathon for Chain of Hope, he saw it as an opportunity to have something positive come out of his heartbreaking loss:

“Having the cardiologist come into the room with a specialist from Evelina to break the news that there was nothing they could do was the hardest thing to go through. Children’s heart charities are very close to my wife and I, and to think that there are treatable heart conditions with children dying simply because of where they live is something we did not want to continue happening.”

You can make a donation to support Nick's fundraiser for Chain of Hope here. 

Freya Morrison

Freya is the niece of Chain of Hope’s Chief Executive, Emma Scanlan. Having volunteered with the charity in the past, Freya has seen first-hand the work that Chain of Hope does for children with heart disease and hopes that by running the Marathon, she will be able to raise donations to help us continue carrying out our life-saving work.

Make a donation to Freya's fundraiser for Chain of Hope by clicking here. 

Molly Cutler

Molly and her family have supported Chain of Hope for many years in memory of her sister, Grace, who sadly passed away in 2005 following complex heart surgery. Having previously completed four Half Marathons, this will be Molly’s first full marathon, which she will be running in memory of Grace and to help raise funds for children around the world who are living with heart disease. 

Click here to support Molly's London Marathon fundraiser.

Laura Forrest

Laura was born with a small heart defect which was discovered and corrected when she was a child. She will be running the London Marathon to fundraise for Chain of Hope and help ensure that all children around the world have access to the same high quality cardiac care that she was fortunate enough to receive as a child.

Make a donation to Laura's fundraiser for Chain of Hope here.

Susan Clifford

Susan is part of British Airways Cabin Crew at Heathrow Airport. Sue’s daughter had to have several operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital during her first few years of life, and this experience has motivated Sue to run for Chain of Hope to help raise money for other children undergoing surgery.

Sue has previously completed two marathons and aims to achieve her target time of 5 hours.

Please support Susan's fundraiser for Chain of Hope by clicking here

Caitlin Haberlin-Chambers

Caitlin is a Sports Law Paralegal.

Running the London Marathon has always been a personal aspiration of hers, and she is excited to be able to fundraise for children with heart disease while accomplishing this goal. She previously ran the Cambridge Half Marathon with no prior training, and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in sub 9 hours.

Support Caitlin by clicking here. 

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