London Marathon Run the London Marathon as part of Team Royal Papworth! The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised more than £890 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. If you have been lucky to secure a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon this year, we would love you to join Team Royal Papworth and use your place to raise vital funds to enable us to continue to support the world's leading cardiovascular centre. We currently have five incredible runners taking part in the marathon as Team Royal Papworth who all have a special connection with the Hospital. As part of Team Royal Papworth, you will receive support from the Charity Team such as a complimentary running vest, fundraising materials and much more. So why run the marathon for Team Royal Papworth? -you will get full support from the Charity Team who will be here to help you along your journey -running for a Charity can make it more personal and give you more purpose and motivation to keep up with the training -you're helping real people and really helping transform the lives of patients, their families and staff Denney is running the London Marathon as part of Team Royal Papworth to thank the Hospital for the care they gave his Dad. The extra time that Papworth gave Denney's Dad, allowed him to see Denney qualify as a solicitor and move into a new home with his wife. Denney explains his motivations for running the marathon I can still remember when I received the phone call from my mum telling me dad was found unconscious again. I was overweight and unfit to the stage that I could not even run from my workplace to the carpark to rush to see him for one last time. Since then I turned grief into energy and starting running, so to mark the tenth anniversary, I would really like to raise £1500 which is the cost of one pace maker. If you have been lucky enough to gain a place and would like to join Denney as part of Team Royal Papworth, we can't wait to hear from you.