John and Philip's Marathon for Oasis UK
We want to help people have the opportunities to transform their lives for the better.
As both the CEO and National Director of Academies at Oasis Community Learning, we've seen first hand the effect that a strong community can have on a young person's education. That's why we're running the London Marathon to fundraise for the wider community work in our Hubs throughout the UK.
Whether it's a food bank, youth mentoring programme, job training or debt advice, our Hubs are led by passionate and dedicated people, making differences for countless individuals and families 7 days a week. From the South Coast to Bristol, Manchester to Grimsby and cities in-between, the work that goes on in our Hubs truly changes lives and transforms communities.
This is a cause very close to our hearts, and we hope you'll consider contributing towards our ambitious goal of not just running the Marathon, or raising a substantial amount of money, but offering as many vulnerable young people throughout this country a jump-start towards a brighter future.
John & Philip
You can donate and find out more information about John and Philip HERE
About the Virgin Money London Marathon
The London Marathon (currently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since.
The race was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley. It is organised by Hugh Brasher (son of Chris) as Race Director and Nick Bitel as Chief Executive. Set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, the race begins at three separate points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall alongside St James's Park. Since the first marathon, the course has undergone very few route changes. In 1982, the finishing post was moved from Constitution Hill to Westminster Bridge due to construction works. It remained there for twelve years before moving to its present location at The Mall.