Norwood runners take part in London Marathon

22 April 2013

Our whole family has had a long association with Norwood and we have been very fortunate to have raised a large amount of sponsorship money from our family and friends, which we know is very much needed to fund the charity’s services.

A group of 22 runners took to the Capital’s streets for the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, in aid of Norwood. The event raised an astonishing £60,000 for the charity, which supports children, adults and people with learning disabilities.

Mother and son team Iris and Josh Friedler, from Surrey and Wimbledon respectively, were two of Norwood’s runners who took part in the 26.2 mile challenge. Iris, 54, who is a part-time art teacher at Epsom College and Josh, 27, who works for family business Amipak, raised over £7,000 for the charity.

Iris said: "We have been following a strict regime since November but it’s not been easy! We’ve been up before 6am most weekdays, running in the pouring rain and terrible cold, even the snow!

Our whole family has had a long association with Norwood and we have been very fortunate to have raised a large amount of sponsorship money from our family and friends, which we know is very much needed to fund the charity’s services."

Also amongst this year’s participants was 34-year-old Jason Braier, a Barrister from Edgware, North West London. Jason doubled his fundraising target, raising £3682 for Norwood and completed the marathon in an impressive five hours, 37 minutes and 20 seconds.

Jason said: "Aside from becoming more acquainted with the St John's Ambulance volunteers than I'd hoped to, running/limping the London Marathon 2013 for Norwood was a wonderful experience. Best of all is the knowledge that the money I raised will contribute to the continuation of the important/life-enhancing work that Norwood does."

Ian Tate, Norwood’s Business Development Manager for Challenges, said: "I'd like to thank all our runners for their incredible efforts on behalf of the charity. The money they raised will help thousands of children, families and people with learning disabilities who turn to us for support."

The other Norwood runners who ran this year are: Jonathan Black, Jason Braier, Ryan Colet, Joshua Doctor, Josh Drukarz, Oliver Dupenois, Flora Frank, Andrea Fraquelli, Daniel Harris, Jo Hiskey, Paul Jacobs, Jeremy Laks, Daniel Miller, James Phillips, Josh Saffer, Rachel Silver, Jonathan Solity, David Wise, Michael Wolman, Iris Friedler, Josh Frielder, Nicholas Roseborne and Tamara Zenios.