Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

ABF Soldiers Charity

Ø  I was 14 when I was fitted for my first back brace.

Ø  I was 19 when I had my third and final back brace removed.

For 4 years I lived life with a prosthetic support, and am very grateful for the support and morale boosting that was given to me by the chosen few that I shared this secret with (you all know who you are 😊)

Why am I telling you this?

Because almost 20 years later, I have signed up to run the London Marathon on 3rd October 2021 to raise funds for the ABF soldiers' charity. ABF was set up following the second world war to provide support to veterans; this includes bereavement support to families, long term financial assistance, facilitating access to training and education and of course helping those that are wounded and require prosthetics.

I had never run more than 3k before, so this really will be a challenge for me. But I could not refuse my very persuasive older sister Sarah, or the ABF soldiers' charity which found themselves in a difficult situation with several vacancies to fill last minute due to injuries.

I would be grateful for any donation, no matter how small. Anyone that wants to come in person on the day to support us is also very welcome!

Thanks all


Thank you to my Sponsors


Laura Cooper Simic

Go Debs! Amazing! So proud of you. Xxx love always


Rachel Fletcher

Go Debs!!!! Xxxxxx


Paul Cooper

Good luck Debs run like the wind. Very proud of you.



Go go Debbi! Very impressed by your training commitment for this marathon! Almost there ;-)


Dominique & Francine Loze

Run Debbie, run. But careful, don't get injured.




Stewart Cooper

Good luck Debs!



Good luck Debs! Very impressed. :)



Wooo hoo! Can’t believe you girls are running in the London Marathon! Such a fantastic cause-go girlies! Don’t forget your lip balm 😉


Emily Elliott




Well done for all your hard training Debs!! Good luck on the big day, look forward to seeing you on the course! xx


Nic S

Good luck. Do it in under 4 hours and I’ll double my donations. Amazing effort, u go get them.


Nikki Gowlett

Very proud of you for taking on this challenge Debs - I know you’ll smash it :-) Good luck with all the training - I’ll be there cheering you on on the day, love Nikki xx


Tisha Hill

Well done Debs! You are going to smash it! We’ll be there cheering you on the day! Xx


Phil Button

Well done Debs, that’s a great time



Good luck, Gina


Nanny And John Xx

Good luck girls wishing you the best!! From Nanny and John xx


Claudia, Brent And Leah

Good luck again! So proud of you!x


Rebecca Boland

Wishing you all the best of luck Debs! So proud of you taking this challenge on! Xxx


James Kerly

Good luck Debs! You will be amazing! From the Kerly’s x


Sarah Cooper

Keep up the training, you are doing amazingly. Love you, see you at the marathon xxxx from Sarah xxx


Susan Taylor

Well done Debbie love Sue and del xx



Good luck girls from Theresa and Mike x


Katie Davis

All the best Debs! Katie and Allistair Davis


Marian Croome

GOOD LUCK DEBBIE, Great cause. x


Ellie Buckland

Well, you know you're my hero, now and always - YOU ARE AMAZING DEBS and you didn't just do it, you SMASHED IT xxx


Harriet Calver

Best of luck Debs. A really impressive thing to so and you will feel amazing once it’s over!



Good luck Debs! You’re incredible!


Abi And Family

Well done Debbie.


Carla Bergersen

Go Debbi!! XX


Cordelia Kafetz

Amazing what you are doing Debs. Good luck with the rest of the training and for the big day xx


Mo Whittaker

Good luck Debbie, you are running for a great cause Love Mo xx


Rory & Kayleigh

Good luck Debbie! X


Sheridan Mcdaid

Good luck Debs, you’re amazing! Love Neil, Sherrie, James and Thea x x x x


Lina Mcdaid

Good luck Debbie. What an amazing thing to do. XX



Debs, amazing that you're doing a MARATHON!!! So impressed and for a great cause too! Go smash it!


Neil & Sherrie

Well done! Love from all of us


Tess Croome-cooper

Have a great run .


Will Burt

Well done Debs, you will smash it!


Emma Hewson

Good luck Debs! Xx



Bon courage Deb, je crois en toi, tu vas y arriver!!! Bisous


Cathy Sophocli

Well done debs!! Massive respect to you and Sarah for doing this ! X


Lauren Gurteen

Hey! It’s only little but wanted to show my support! Amazing dedication! Hope you really enjoy it and feel proud after!


Rachel Lane

You are doing amazing going for this! All the best on the day x