2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
28 Apr 2019

Jo's London Marathon

profile picture
Jo Phillips

Total raised


+ £519.55 Gift Aid

300 Complete
300% of £750.00 target

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK

I'm running the London Marathon for Cancer Research UK.

In memory of


That lovely grey wig (pictured) belongs to my Mum.

Her Breast Cancer was successfully treated some 18 years ago. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and is currently having treatment (she didn't want to borrow the wig). Tragically, my lovely friend Ruth died in 2018 after her breast cancer got the better of her. Ruth threw herself into things and I know she'd approve of this little run.

We all know someone affected by cancer or someone taken too young. Current treatments are not pleasant and not always successful, so please help me to raise money so we can fund research into some better treatments for future generations.

I was very surprised to get a ballot place for the London marathon. It will be my first marathon and the only one I've ever wanted to do after watching my dad run it in 1986. So.... all that's left to say is ...I'll see you at mile 23 with some jelly babies and a banner? #teamjo

Latest updates


Mary George



Very well done !


Coral Warren



Well done !


Karen Prior



Well done !


Phil Turner



+£7.50 Gift Aid

So inspired. Love you Josie x turners x


Judy Hardy



+£8.75 Gift Aid

Helen R-H



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done again Jo. Amazing x

Total raised£2,253.18



With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer sooner. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.

All donations made to this page will automatically be transferred to Cancer Research UK.


All Cancer Types

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further. Help Cancer Research UK improve results even faster.