Formby Befriending Scheme

London Marathon Runners

We have 2 runners at this year’s London Marathon both raising money for our Scheme. We’re very grateful to both for their fundraising and for all their training and efforts preparing for a gruelling 26 miles.

James is using our allocated Charity place deferred from April 2020 due to the pandemic. Each year, the Marathon organisers allocate 1 place each to 500 small charities, this being additional to the thousands of multiple places used by bigger charities. This is James’ first London marathon although he has run the distance several times before including New York, Chicago and Liverpool. If you would like to sponsor James, the link is

James Clarke

Debbie is a veteran of London marathons having run several before this year. Debbie has been allocated a ballot place for this year but has voluntarily offered to raise money for our Scheme for which we’re especially grateful as there was no requirement for her to do this. To sponsor Debbie, the link is

Debbie Pendleton

Good luck to both Debbie and James!!