It’s the London Marathon this weekend and we are chuffed that our friend and supporter Jane Higgins is running the race to raise much needed funds for us again this year.

You can sponsor her here.

This will be the 4th marathon Jane has ran to raise funds for us in the last few years. Jane said:

“I’m very excited – and a bit nervous – to be running the London Marathon again this year. I’m aiming to beat my time from last year so am hoping for a nice cool day and looking forward to the amazing support from the spectators. 

As always, I’m raising money for Step Forward and am really pleased to be raising money for an organisation where I know every penny will make such a difference.”

Like everyone we were shocked and saddened by the events at last week’s Boston Marathon. Jane added:

“I’ll also be thinking about the victims of be Boston bombings and will be wearing a black ribbon to show my support.”

All of the runners will be pounding the streets near Step Forward as 11 of the 26.2 miles are in Tower Hamlets.

If you would like to sponsor Jane then check out her fundraising page – every donation no matter how big or small will be appreciated.

So if you are planning to watch the marathon this weekend then please cheer on Jane and all the other amazing runners who are raising funds for charities up and down the country.