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11-03-2021
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The Trust celebrates 40th anniversary

"Our vision is a society in which everyone is physically active, which is so vital for health and wellbeing"

Catherine Anderson, Executive Director of The London Marathon Charitable Trust

Catherine Anderson, the incoming Executive Director of The Trust, said: “This is a historic year for The Trust in which we are celebrating the work we have done over four decades and also looking ahead to a bright future where inspiring activity for all has never been more important. Coronavirus has shown us all how vital it is to live healthy, active lives, but it has also highlighted the unacceptable inequalities that exist when it comes to access to sport and activity.

“Our vision is a society in which everyone is physically active, which is so vital for health and wellbeing, and we will be focusing on this with our #LMCT40 campaign throughout the coming year.”

As part of the #LMCT40 campaign launch, The Trust announced that it will be offering organisations that have received funding from The Trust over the past 40 years the chance to apply for one of 40 special Anniversary Places in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October, which is set to be the biggest marathon ever staged with 50,000 participants in the traditional mass participation event and another 50,000 in the virtual event.

As part of the application process for The Trust’s Anniversary Places, organisations must demonstrate how the place in the world’s greatest marathon will be used to inspire activity.

Sir Rodney Walker, Chairman of The Trust, said: “The London Marathon is an extraordinary force for good and The Trust is thrilled to enable 40 of our grantees to be a part of the world’s greatest marathon.

“The London Marathon Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events work towards our shared  vision of inspiring activity. Our grantee organisations are fundamental in helping us in achieving this mission, through their work in using the power of sport and physical activity to create happier and healthier communities. We believe this wonderful opportunity will inspire more extraordinary work from our grantees.” 

Find out more and apply for one of The Trust’s Anniversary Places in the Virgin Money London Marathon, or read full details of the areas and projects that have received funding from The Trust over the past 40 years on The London Marathon Charitable Trust website

For more information, follow The Trust on Twitter @LMCT