Our London Marathon 2016 team

01 Apr 2016

We’re so grateful to all our supporters who choose to go out of their way to fundraise: you’re all making an incredible difference to the lives of patients in the hospitals we support.

With the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 nearly here, we’d like to introduce our 2016 #TeamBarts London Marathon team. Click/tap their names to see their full stories on their fundraising pages.

They’ll be running 26.2 miles for a variety of causes across the hospitals, but they all share the amazing determination to take on a challenge and fundraise to help fund extraordinary healthcare.

Even if a marathon isn’t your cup of tea, there are so many ways you can support our work – just get in touch if you’d like any more information.

Declan Declan - Barts Charity London Marathon runner

Declan’s running to thank staff for keeping his baby girl alive during the first few critical months of her life, after she was born prematurely.

“Without the amazing care and effort given by the staff on the unit I’m sure Ursula would not have made it to the end of her first week never mind her 2nd birthday.”


Duncan’s running to raise money for the Barts Heart Centre, in memory of his Father-in-law, Bill.

“Bill was such a fantastic, fun, inspirational man. The care he received at Barts was of such a high standard, we felt compelled to give something back. The hospital was amazing and to see the way the team there worked tirelessly in the best interests of both patient and relatives was awesome.”

Matt Matt - Barts Charity London Marathon runner - with friends

Matt’s running in support of friend and colleague Paul, who’s currently undergoing chemotherapy at Barts Hospital.

“I’ll be running the 2016 London Marathon to raise money from staff, students and families of Shenfield High School, and donating it to Barts Charity where our good friend and colleague Paul Chapman is currently undergoing his chemotherapy [at Barts Hospital] to battle cancer.”

Emily Emily - Barts Charity London Marathon runner

Emily works at the Barts Heart Centre – she’s fundraising for the Centre as well as British Heart Foundation.

“I am constantly aware of the amazing impact that research and technology has on people’s lives and this is why I have chosen these two charities to help raise money for.”


Jack is a Trainee GP, choosing to run after being inspired by his colleagues at Newham Hospital.Jack - Barts Charity London Marathon runner

“This Trust is full of such dedicated, outstanding practitioners and deserves to be recognised and supported on a national basis. I’ve worked for 6 months in care of the elderly and, on numerous occasions, found myself humbled and inspired by work colleagues.


Running to fundraise for the Centre for Trauma Sciences.

“A random spur of a moment made me sign up for the marathon. Running isn’t exactly a strength of mine but I thought I’ll take on the mental and physical challenge, give it my best shot and hopefully come out stronger at the end.”

Lyn Lyn - Barts Charity London Marathon runner

Lyn works for Osborne Clark, who’ve selected us as charity of the year for the London office. She’s supporting patients at the Barts Heart Centre.

“I am following my marathon plan religiously, running longer, harder and faster every week. I’ve only got little legs but I think I can run a time that will make you all proud!”


Jason was treated for testicular cancer at Barts Hospital and is running to say thank you to the staff who cared for him.


Good luck to everyone taking part - go, #TeamBarts!


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