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Introducing Team Embrace – Virgin Money London Marathon 

Embrace Child Victims of Crime is thrilled to introduce our dedicated marathon runners, who together will be supporting children and families affected by crime in this year’s iconic Virgin Money London Marathon.

This year Embrace welcomes to the team:

  • Mark Fried, CFO & President, Events, ALM Media
  • Lee Drabwell, Managing Director UK , ROI , Belgium and Italy, Playtech PBS
  • Jason Wheeler, Detective Constable, Bedfordshire Police
  • Jenni Homent, PR and Corporate Relations Manager, Embrace CVoC
  • Daniel Williamson, Detective Sergeant, Leicestershire Police
  • Simon Pryce, Account Manager, Leonardo
  • Gerry Mulgrew, Head of Retail Compliance UK & Ireland, Ladbrokes (retired)
  • James Preston, International Relations student, Lincoln University
  • Roger Doxsey, Detective Inspector, Avon and Somerset Police

Wearing our eye-catching Embrace running vests, our marathon runners will be raising both awareness and sponsorship funds to help brighten the lives of children and families harmed by crime.

Preparation for the 26.2 mile route is well underway and with over 40,000 runners excepting to participate in the marathon like no other, it’s going to be a trust test of mental and physical strength.

Team Embrace member Jenni Homent said: “I am so excited to be taking part in the 40th London Marathon and not only do I get to experience this iconic event and improve my fitness through the training, but it feels good to raise money to help children harmed by crime.

In training at 14 miles is when for me it becomes a struggle, but I remind myself of the real struggle that some of these children helped by Embrace go through. That is what will keep me keep running.”

Embrace CVoC is a national children’s charity solely focused on delivering emotional, practical, specialist and well-being support to children and young people, and immediate families affected by serious crime.

Embrace aims to help young victims deal with trauma, replace bad memories with good, and to go on to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives.

The funds raised by Team Embrace will used to help children cope and recover from their experience, and go on to fulfil their potential.

Embrace CEO Anne Campbell said: “Huge thanks go to the Embrace team, the biggest we have fielded so far in this event..

We wish them a safe run and to come home victorious having raised both money and profile of the charity.”

Any donation, no matter how small, can help to make a difference. To show your support please visit Team Embrace’s fund-raising pages at:

Lee Drabwell –

Jenni Homent –

Daneil Williamson –

Simon Pryce –

James Preston –

Rodger Doxsey –

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