28 April 2016
We understand that the London Marathon organisers have now resolved the issue concerning the finish time of one of the runners who was raising money for London Youth and removed her from the list of official finishers. As a result, the runner has communicated with all the people who had offered sponsorship and given them the choice as to whether they still want to make their donations. London Youth will leave it entirely to the choice of those individuals whether they wish to donate.
As a London charity we have a long association with the London Marathon. It is a fantastic London event which helps us raise much needed funds to support young people. We have for a number of years provided volunteers to run the 25 Mile water station, as well as this year hosting a cheering point to add to the atmosphere on the day.
We are extraordinarily grateful to all those who ran on our behalf, provided sponsorship for others doing so, or raised money for us in other ways, as these funds allow us to provide more and better opportunities for thousands of young people all across the capital. And we thank everyone for their good wishes and support.