Set yourself a challenge to help horses in need

By Larissa Chapman

General news

03 February 2012 16:34

World Horse Welfare’s Press Officer, Lou Chapman, is donning her running shoes to raise money for World Horse Welfare and needs more people to join her for the 26 mile challenge in April.

She’s taking part in one of the biggest running events in the world - the London Marathon - to raise money for the charity.  Lou is still feeling confident about completing the race despite a rocky start to her training “I was out of action for a few months towards the end of last year because of an ear virus and a stress fracture in my foot!

“But despite these minor setbacks I’m really looking forward to the challenge and I'm determined to make it round in one piece.  I completed the London Marathon in 2006 and I can remember the real sense of achievement that you feel once you’ve crossed the finish line.”

You can join in with the adrenaline packed day as World Horse Welfare still has one Golden Bond space left for someone to sign up to. To be able to successfully take part you would need to raise a minimum of £1,500 in sponsorship money.

The charity also have four spaces left for the Brighton Marathon which is happening on Sunday 15 April 2012.  Frances Plume is Fundraising Supporter Officer at World Horse Welfare, “It would be fantastic if anyone would like to run for us in either of the marathons," she says.  "There is still time to train and be well-prepared for the events.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to raise money, as well as the profile of the charity, so we can help even more neglected and abused horses in the UK and worldwide.”

If you are interested in running the London Marathon or Brighton Marathon, please contact Frances on 01953 497210 or email

If you would like to sponsor Lou who is taking part in this year’s London Marathon, please visit her Just Giving page at