Half-marathon runners raise £4,000 for Lewisham-based Children’s Literacy Charity

Members of the charity’s team support their runners, Pic: The Children’s Literacy Charity

A Lewisham-based charity has raised more than £4,000 towards literary projects for disadvantaged children after seven supporters and staff took part in the annual London Landmarks Half-Marathon.

The Children’s Literacy Charity helps children by providing regular teaching sessions to improve their reading and writing skills. With their main office based in Conrad Court, Lewisham, the charity also holds literacy labs all over London.

“We had seven runners that took part in the LLHM, six of which were our corporate partners and one of which was our member of staff” said Adam Wisden, a Schools Programme Manager at The Children’s Literacy Charity.

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is an annual event that takes place in central London and runs through both the City of London and City of Westminster. The marathon started at Pall Mall and was spread across London’s most famous landmarks before making its grand finale at Downing Street.

The participants who ran in the marathon for the charity were: Keeley Dobinson (a tutor from The CLC), Clare Janew, Gavin Warren and Emma McCarthy from Haggie Partners, Oliver Hayes, Edyta Knizewska and Michael Momoh (a former pupil of the charity).


While Oliver Hayes was the fastest runner of the group (placed 124 out of 12,009), Edyta Knizewska received the most donations (a total of £1,460).

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