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Kylie Peterson and Marshall Griffin Selected to Run for Lumos in 2011 London Marathon

Charity
Posted by: Rosi
January 12, 2011, 04:18 PM

We let you know at the end of October that Lumos, the children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling, was looking for committed fundraisers to take one of its two Gold Bond places in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. Leaky reader Kylie Peterson emailed in to let us know that she has been selected to run in the 2011 London Marathon for the charity.

Lumos has since updated its website to announce Marshall Griffin as the second runner selected:

Kylie and Marshall have pledged to raise as much money as they can to help the one million disadvantaged children throughout Europe currently shut away in large residential institutions.
Kylie says "I'm running the London Marathon for Lumos for two reasons. First, I enjoy running and want to challenge myself to a distance I never dreamed possible a year ago. The anticipation of completing my first full marathon in a city I've always wanted to visit is motivating and thrilling for me! Second, I chose Lumos to support because it is a wonderful charity which helps children have a better start in life. As a mother myself, I know how important it is for every child to have the opportunity to live in a loving and stable environment, and I believe that Lumos is working towards achieving that mission."
Marshall says "I was partially inspired by my brother's work helping children to raise money to feed and educate themselves (by making and selling paintings) in faraway lands and following a recent trip to Bulgaria, I discovered Lumos was looking for runners to raise awareness and funds to help 'disadvantaged children."
You can sponsor Kylie here and Marshall here on the Virgin MoneyGiving website.

Thanks for emailing in, Kylie, and congratulations!

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13 Comments

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How wonderful and best of luck to them both!!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on January 12, 2011, 04:26 PM report to moderator
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congrats and well done to both,

Posted by DavidTheUnready on January 12, 2011, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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Congrats guys!!!

Posted by akcorr on January 12, 2011, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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Congrats too both of you!

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on January 12, 2011, 06:16 PM report to moderator
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Congratulations! And good luck!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 12, 2011, 06:33 PM report to moderator
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All the best guys

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on January 13, 2011, 04:08 AM report to moderator
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5503 Points

Best of luck to both of them! May the odds ever be in your favor! ;)

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on January 13, 2011, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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Good luck to you two:):):)

Posted by CDR on January 13, 2011, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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Good luck to them both. Let’s help them raise money and donate to them!

Posted by Srose on January 13, 2011, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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Good luck to both of the runners! Running a marathon takes serious grit and preparation, and doing it for someone else is pretty inspiring.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on January 13, 2011, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on January 13, 2011, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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Congrats, and good luck to the both of you!!! :D

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on January 14, 2011, 07:01 PM report to moderator
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Wishing them both all the best!! Be sure to stretch first.

Posted by hewy on January 15, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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