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They completed the gruelling 26.2 mile route with smiles on their faces – and raised thousands for young victims of crime with every step.

Team Embrace was represented at this year’s London marathon by four supporters including our very own trustee Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn.

Arcadia IT Manager Robert Haylock from Dunstable, Bedfordshire was first in with an impressive sub-four hour time of 3:58:24, followed by Signpost Hub Victim Care Manager Rachel Stone, Embrace trustee Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, and Bedfordshire Police Detective Constable Martin Hart. 

Wearing our eye-catching Embrace running vests, the team set off from Blackheath heading towards Greenwich Park, and followed the winding route through the city taking in its most iconic landmarks. The finish line in sight, our team passed Westminster before crossing onto the Mall and finishing up at Buckingham Palace as heroes.

Embrace CEO Anne Campbell and Fundraising Manager Chloe Raw were there to cheer the team along.

Speaking after the event, Dafydd Llywelyn said : “completing such a prestigious event on behalf of Embrace was an honour and the money raised will make a real difference”

Anne Campbell said: “Our places in the London marathon are highly prized and Team Embrace did not disappoint in 2019 with some impressive finish times. 

“Every step of the way, our runners were raising pounds to help us help children whose lives have been devastated by serious crime. We’re grateful for their support.”

More than 40,000 runners took part in this year’s London Marathon with an anticipated £7,500 raised for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

The money will be used to deliver emotional, practical, specialist and cheer-up support to children and families across the UK impacted by serious crime.

Embrace CVOC have limited charity places available for the 2020 London Marathon – please get in touch if you would like to join Team Embrace