Helping people thrive

Record Breaking runner raises money for Tower Hamlets children

01st May 2018

Despite the 2018 London Marathon being one of the toughest and most gruelling marathons ever, this did not stop all the runners from Team EECF finishing the race and raising money for the Foundation’s summer programme for children.

With a record breaking 38 Guinness World Records set, Nick Miller recorded an excellent time for Team EECF with a run of 04:16 to complete Sunday’s gruelling course for East End Community Foundation (EECF).

EECF’s grant programme helps fund fantastic local summer projects for children of all ages including football coaching, street dance activities, drama and dance workshops. This keeps children busy over the summer period and has a significant impact on maintaining educational engagement, reducing anti-social behaviour, broadening horizons and developing their skills.

Families on low incomes can struggle over the long summer break as parents balance long working hours and keeping their children occupied. Also, despite all the growing opportunities in East London, almost 1 in every 4 children in Tower Hamlets are living in income deprived households, which affects young people’s aspirations, attainment and wellbeing.

East End Community Foundation is dedicated to poverty alleviation and allowing those from the most deprived East End backgrounds to have the same chances and opportunities as children in other parts of the country.

EECF would like to thank all the fantastic runners who took on the London Marathon 2018 for EECF. For more information about how you could take on next years’ marathon race or another challenge for EECF contact Mariana Ferreira by calling 0207 3454445 or emailing Mariana.Ferreira@eastendcf.org