Well done to Frankie, Kathy & Luke

Publish Date: 05/03/2013


On a sunny (if a little chilly!) Sunday early in March, three challengers took on the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in the name of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

Their personal reasons for taking part varied from wanting to lose weight ready for a summer holiday in Ibiza to wanting to progress up from a 10k run.  However Frankie, Luke and Kathy were united in their desire to raise as much money as possible to help The LGF continue providing more services to LGB people than any other organisation of its kind in the UK. Together they've raised nearly £1,000 - a fantastic achievement!

Kathy, who completed the run in an amazing time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, told us "the experience was amazing, and running in my personalised Enough is Enough! vest made me feel so proud - hearing people shout 'come on Kathy' kept me going when it got really tough". 

Frankie finished shortly after Kathy with an equally fantastic time of 2 hours and 25 minutes, and said "I really enjoyed the challenge, especially the sense of achievement when I crossed the finish line! Whilst I was running, a couple of people said I was running for a fantastic cause. Those comments made by complete strangers really touched me and gave me the extra boost I needed when I was flagging."

Everyone at The LGF is so grateful to these three amazing individuals for taking on this challenge in our name, and would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of our service users, volunteers, trustees and staff members. 

If you've been inspired and want to get involved in a run yourself, just check out lgbt.foundation/run or email claire.baldwin@lgf.org.uk to find out more!